EFF leader, Julius Malema, feels that Pravin Gordhan should decline any offer to appear in President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet. Malema insists that the minister should wait for a green light from the Public Protector, who recently published adverse findings against him.
The battle between Malema and Gordhan has reached the next level, with the EFF leader insisting he has the Minister 'by the tail'.
After throwing the weight of the party's legal team behind the Public Protector, Malema commented that:
“I am faced with a crocodile, I cannot pay attention to lizards. The party's name is not tainted, the aim of the story was to destroy the EFF but the General Elections have proven that the EFF is strong.”
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Malema had pledged his support, with EFF lawyers sent to aid Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in the imminent legal battle against Gordhan, who intends to question her report in court.
Mkhwebane found that the Public Enterprises Minister had 'improperly' approved the early retirement of a former SARS deputy-commissioner. Analysts claim that the timing of the report was suspicious in conjunction with the imminent announcement of who will serve in the President's Cabinet.
Meanwhile, Malema is facing down 'lizards', with the recently-released article by journalist Pauli Van Wyk accusing him and his party of wrongdoing related to VBS Mutual Bank, reports The South African.
Seemingly unfazed, Malema is focused on taking Gordhan down, unshaken by the 'baseless' reports hurled his way.
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