Pravin Gordhan trends as citizens debate his downfall on social media

Pravin Gordhan trends as citizens debate his downfall on social media

- #PravinMustGo is currently trending as citizens call for Pravin Gordhan's removal

- The Public Enterprises Minister has been called out by Julius Malema

- The EFF leader vows the upcoming State of the Nation Address will be disrupted if the minister is not removed

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Julius Malema wants Pravin Gordhan fired and if President Cyril Ramaphosa can't bring himself to do it, he can go right along with the minister.

The Economic Freedom Fighter leader made his well-known dislike of the Public Enterprises Minister known during a rally in the North West this weekend:

"The State of the Nation Address must be about #PravinMustGo, if Cyril Ramaphosa is not going to fire Pravin Gordhan then #RamaphosaMustGo."

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Malema's recent calls for Gordhan's removal closely follow comments made by Deputy President David Mabuza.

Mabuza had blamed the Public Enterprises Minister for misleading Ramaphosa on the situation at Eskom:

“They’ve misled the president, but right from the day we went there with the president I insisted on maintenance. Maintenance of these power stations is very important."

Malema's recent comments coupled with a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the performance of key state-owned entities has seen thousands of citizens joining the online debate on the future of the minister.

#PravinMustGo went viral to the extent that it topped the trending charts. With the State of the Nation Address just weeks away, many seem to side with the Red Berets in this motion to remove Gordhan.

Take a look at just a few of the countless messages calling for Gordhan to step down from the key position:

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