- Julius Malema went on the offensive on Sunday in his latest public attack on Pravin Gordhan
- The EFF held its Manifesto Consultation Assembly in Pretoria
- Gordhan strongly denied the allegations against his daughter and laid charges against Malema on Monday
A war of words is brewing between Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, and Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises.
Malema launched his verbal assault against Gordhan during last week outside the premises of the Inquiry into state capture.
The EFF leader labelled Gordhan as a “dog of white monopoly capital” and accused him of corruption.
Malema claims that Gordhan’s daughter, Anisha, profited handsomely from state contracts awarded to her as a result of her father’s position within government.
Gordhan strongly denied the accusations and labelled them as blatant lies and unfounded.
Last week was a very eventful one for Gordhan, who also received an honorary doctorate from the Henley School of Business.
However, Malema refused to relent and on Sunday said, "When it's an Indian daughter, its fine: case closed. No need for a bank statement."
He went on to add that Pravin’s request for his daughter not to be involved in allegations is respected but the same doesn’t apply to black politicians.
Malema added, "but when it is Indians and whites - they say: 'don't involve our children'".
Briefly.co.za understands that Gordhan has just opened criminal cases against Malema on Monday. Charges include criminal defamation, amongst others.
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