- EFF leader Julius Malema claims he has evidence of misconduct against Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
- The firebrand leader of the EFF claims to have a letter which implicates Nene and his daughter in a payment scandal at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC)
- Malema’s claim was part of a broader attack on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) firebrand leader Julius Malema has made explosive claims against the current Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Malema said he had irrefutable evidence of misconduct against Nene.
Malema claims to have a letter which implicates Nene and his daughter in an as yet unknown payment scandal at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).
The EFF leader claims a group of unknown persons who are Pravin Gordhan’s camp knew about the scandal but did not report the misconduct to Parliament and rather used the evidence to control Nene.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema remained vague about the details of his allegations against Nene but said it involved Nene and his daughter making payment to ‘certain people’ from the PIC’s coffers.
eNCA.com reported that Malema said both he and his party had repeatedly asked Nene to answer questions about the scandal which he had refused to do. He said the EFF asked Nene in private and in Parliament to comment on the allegations and Nene always refused.
Malema said this was because Nene is aware that the EFF has a copy of the incriminating letter. He slammed Nene as being the most ‘overpraised and celebrated’ minister in the cabinet.
The EFF’s claims against Nene formed part of a much broader attack on Pravin Gordhan. He accused the Minister of Public Enterprises of being a control freak who was trying to consolidate power of the South African Revenue Services (SARS).
Malema said Gordhan and his group wanted complete control of SARS. He pointed out that the inquiry against SARS boss Tom Moyane is procedurally unfair.
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