Julius Malema says that President Cyril Ramaphosa's failure to take action against Pravin Gordhan is an insult to the Constitution.
Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema claims that Ramaphosa's inaction over the Public Protector's findings against the Public Enterprises Minister is a direct insult to the Constitution.
Speaking during a press briefing in Braamfontein today, Malema called for the president to subject the minister to prosecution:
"Ramaphosa is continuing to treat Pravin Gordhan as a god that is not subject to the law like all of us. Above all, like Zuma, he is not protecting the constitution by complying with the remedial action of the Public Protector."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Busisiwe Mkhwebane had found Gordhan had improperly allowed the early retirement of ex-deputy SARS commissioner Ivan Pillay.
Malema had insisted that the office of the Public Protector must be protected, commenting that:
"The office must be protected and respected. No one can say they uphold the rule of law and the Constitution and ignore the office of the Public Protector and its remedial action."
EWN reports that Ramaphosa had indicated that he had complied with the Public Protector's recommendations put forward after her investigation into Gordhan, but that he would not take action until his High Court review application had been attended to.
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