- Julius Malema has slammed the SACP for defending Pravin Gordhan
- He says they are "undermining" the Public Protector
- The EFF leader added that he was not afraid of the SACP
EFF leader Julius Malema says that the South African Communist Party (SACP) is "undermining" Busisiwe Mkhwebane by showing support for Pravin Gordhan.
Malema made the statement at a press conference, in which he also vowed that the EFF would continue to disrupt Gordhan's speeches.
This comes after the SACP has publicly raised questions about the Public Protector, even calling for an inquiry into her fitness for office.
Recently, SACP deputy secretary-general Solly Mapaila has said that that his party, as well as the Athmed Kathrada Foundation, Corruption Watch and various other organisations, will be holding an event to show their support for Gordhan, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
The SACP has also criticised the EFF for their treatment of Gordan,
In typical fashion, Malema responded by firing shots at the SACP as well.
"We are not scared of him," Malema said, referring to Mapaila, according to Eyewitness News.
The EFF leader also rubbished suggestions that the red berets' issue with Gordhan was personal, as has been suggested by figures such as Jackson Mthembu. In particular, Mthembu said that the EFF's animosity toward Gordhan was motivated by racism.
" Every time we go after constitutional delinquents, we are told we have personal problems with them," Malema said. Instead, he said that the issue was not Gordhan himself, but rather the defence of the "chapter nine institution" of the Public Protector.
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