Malema to Ramaphosa: Reinstate Gordhan after he has cleared his name

Malema to Ramaphosa: Reinstate Gordhan after he has cleared his name

- Julius Malema has demanded that Pravin Gordhan step aside until his name is cleared

- The EFF leader warned that the EFF would continue to disrupt Gordhan's speeches in the meantime

- Malema was one of several opposition MPs who criticisied Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament this week

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EFF leader Julius Malema has told Cyril Ramaphosa that Pravin Gordhan must step aside "until he has cleared his name".

Malema made the comment on Thursday.

This comes as the EFF has threatened to disrupt Gordhan's appearances in Parliament once again if the president does not take remedial action against the Public Enterprises Minister.

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Malema also told Ramaphosa that the Red Berets used to interrupt Jaocb Zuma's speeches in Parliament as a way of protesting state capture, not just because they disliked Zuma.

In response, Ramaphosa assured the party that he was working to clean up state-owned enterprises and root out corruption, according to IOL.

Malema was not the only opposition politician to criticise Ramaphosa in Parliament this week, however. DA leader Mmusi Maimane also slammed the president for his handling of struggling SOEs, as well as for not taking bold enough action against those implicated in state capture.

"Split Eskom in two, bring in an equity partner for SAA, and let us review the mandates of the other SOEs," Maimane advised the president.

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Ramaphosa repied by saying that his administration was willing to take action against anyone found guilty of wrongdoing, has gathered. He also promised that government had a number of plans in place to address the problems at various SOEs.

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