- The EFF says they will be taking Trevor Manuel to the Supreme Court of Appeal
- The Red Berets want Manuel dropped from his position as Old Mutual chairperson
- They claim that that Manuel's position at the company is a conflict of interest
The EFF has ramped up their plan to try to get Trevor Manuel removed from his position at Old Mutual.
This comes after a court set aside Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo's dismissal, calling it unlawful.
In a new public statement, the Red Berets have demanded that Manuel step down as chairperson of Old Mutual.
The EFF has long maintained that Manuel has behaved improperly in his position at Old Mutual, Briefly.co.za has gathered. In their statement, they alleged that Manuel "behaves as if Old Mutual is his or his parents' private company".
Additionally, the party alleges that Manuel is "in the service of the Rothschilds" - a reference to the conspiracy theory that the Rothschild family exercises extensive influence over the global economy.
The legal battles between the EFF and Manuel go back a long time, however. Earlier this year, for example, Manuel sued the EFF after they accused him of nepotism in the appoint of Edward Kieswetter as SARS commissioner, according to The South African.
Now, Julius Malema says they will be taking Manuel to the Supreme Court of Appeal in an attempt to have him removed as Old Mutual chairperson. The EFF leader says that Manuel's position at the company is a conflict of interest and that Manuel bullies others at the company.
"He must pack his bags and leave," Malema said.
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