- Julius Malema has vowed that his party will continue to treat Pravin Gordhan like a "constitutional delinquent:
- The EFF leader said the red berets would be protesting outside court while Gordhan's application is herd
- Malema also lashed out at the SACP for defending Gordhan
EFF leader Julius Malema has said that his party will protest outside the Pretoria high court on Tuesday when the court hearts Pravin Gordhan's court application against Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Gordhan has filed an application to have the court set aside the Public Protector's report concerning him.
"We are going to treat Jamnadas like a constitutional delinquent," Malema said, using Gordhan's middle name.
This is the latest salvo Malema has fired at the Public Enterprises Minister and his supporters. Last week, the EFF disrutped Gordhan's budget speech in Parliament. Today, Malema bashed the SACP for expressing support for Gordhan, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
This comes after the Communist Party called for an inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office. Alex Mashilo, a spokesperson for the SACP, also said that it was suspicious that the Public Protector was choosing to focus so much energy on Gordhan, rather than pursue the allegations regarding the billions that were looted from government coffers during the Zuma presidency.
However, while Malema's rhetoric about Gordhan continues to grow more fiery, it seems that the legal tides may be turning in the Public Enterprises Minister's favour.
For example, Gauteng High Court Judge Pieter Meyer on Wednesday ruled that there was no evidence to support the existence of a so-called Sars "rogue unit", according to IOL.
Additionally, Meyer found that the formation of the High Risk Investigation Unit at Sars was legal.
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