- Judge Lettie Molopa-Sethosa ruled in favour of President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday in relation to remedial action being applied against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
- Her ruling became notorious for a slip of the tongue where she referred to the EFF as the Economic Freedom Front
- The judge repeated the error a few times and South Africans reacted strongly via social media
All eyes were on the High Court in Pretoria as Judge Lettie Molopa-Sethosa ruled in favour of President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday.
This was in relation to remedial action being applied against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan following the damning report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
However, the ruling will be remembered for the notorious slip of the tongue as the judge referred to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as the Economic Freedom Front.
Unfortunately, the error was repeated on more than one occasion and created a stir via social media.
While some found the incident amusing, others were left fuming.
Briefly.co.za surveyed some of the reactions on Twitter and shared some eye-catching ones here.
Tshepo (@mtsekeo) said, “It's so disappointing that the judge continously referred to the EFF as the Economic Freedom Front. It is imperative that such basic information be known by someone who occupies such a high position. Nxc!”
Vhosilima@1 (@Vhosilima11) commented, “So the judge renamed the EFF" ECONOMIC FREEDOM FRONT" I wonder who is footing the bill for all the cases they lost, the obsession with PG is sickening.”
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