- The EFF wants to lay charges against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
- The charges include money laundering, corruption, and racketeering
- This comes after Minister Gordhan laid charges of defamation and crimen injuria against EFF leader Julius Malema
The EFF released a statement today saying that they will lay a case of fraud, corruption, money laundering, racketeering and perjury against Pravin Gordhan, the Minister of Public Enterprises.
The Citizen reported that the EFF says that Gordhan contravened the Intelligence Act as well as the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, and that it is possible that these charges may be a response to the charges that Gordhan laid against EFF leader Julius Malema today.
It was confirmed that Gordhan laid charges of crimen injuria, criminal defamation, and incitement of violence against Malema. News24 reported that Gordhan said that corruption in the country cannot be masked by racism, as well personal, family, and political attacks.
Last week, when Gordhan was testifying at the State Capture Inquiry, Malema called Gordhan a “dog of white monopoly capital”, and accused him of allowing state capture. Hundreds of EFF supporters were at the inquiry, and listened to Malema’s comments.
Twitter has reacted in different ways to the actions of both Malema and Gordhan, with tweets in support of both parties. Some users agree with Malema, and accuse Gordhan of state capture, while others have accused Malema of racism.