- The EFF was not happy with Busiwe Mkhwebane's appearance on the cover of Financial Mail
- The photo of the Public Protector was accompanied by a caption reading: 'Enemy of the state?'
- The EFF's Mbuyisen Ndlozi slammed the cover, saying, "Never show contempt for the Public Protector"
EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has slammed the Financial Mail for placing a picture of Busisiwe Mkhwebane on their cover along with the caption, 'Enemy of the state?'
Ndlozi called the cover "unforgivable".
The EFF MP added that this was evidence that "white monopoly capital" had ramped up its war with the Public Protector.
Ndlozi called for citizens to unite in support of Mkhwebane, Briefly.co.za has gathered. He went on to argue that Mkhwebane was being unfairly treated because she was going after so-called "untouchables", which appears to be a reference to figures like Pravin Gordhan and Cyril Ramaphosa.
The EFF has been on Mkhwebane's side for several months now, even joining her legal battle against Gordhan. For example, they threw their weight behind Mkhwebane when Gordhan tried to interdict the remedial action recommended against him by the Public Protector. Gordhan's application was ultimately successful, according to The Citizen, but Julius Malema has since said he will take the matter to the Constitutional Court.
The EFF seems to hold particular animosity toward the Public Enterprises Minister. Nldozi slammed Gordhan as someone who is willing to "steal money" and "defy courts". The party has even alleged that Gordhan is the one really calling the shots in government rather than Ramaphosa.
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