- The EFF has come forward to call for SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa, to officially ask current Minister of Public Enterprises, to step down for good
- The red berets told Ramaphosa that he needs to respect the Public Protector’s findings on Gordhan, which are that the Minister was secretly involved with a rogue unit
- The DA also came forward to support the notion that Gordhan needs to be held responsible to the findings made by the Public Protector
Political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has called on South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, to fire the country’s Minister of Public Enterprises, for his illegal involvement in a secret “rogue unit” of the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
According to Business Live, the EFF want Gordhan to be removed from his position immediately and also gave the president somewhat of an ultimatum, telling him:
“Failure to do so will prompt the EFF to approach courts to enforce this binding remedial action.”
The red berets went on to say that SA’s public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, had found Gordhan’s actions in conflict with the South African Constitution and so the Minister needs to face the music.
Briefly.co.za found out that Mkhwebane suggested that Gordhan be investigated by the National Police Commissioner, as well as those involved in his unit.
The EFF has also called up the National Police Commissioner, in order to make sure that this remedial action is implemented.
The Democratic Alliance (DA), echoed the sentiments of the EFF that Gordhan should be held accountable.
The party agreed that the Public Protector’s findings should not be swept aside.
“Despite our views about the suitability of the incumbent‚ we need preserve the integrity of the public protector’s office as a Chapter 9 institution. For this reason‚ findings that emanate from that office cannot be ignored,” DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone, said.
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