- The Economic Freedom Fighters have, once again, set their sights on Pravin Gordhan
- Leader Julius Malema says the president will come under fire if he fails to sack the Public Enterprises Minister
- Briefly.co.za asked readers what they thought about the situation and it seems citizens aren't so sure that booting the minister is the answer
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has demanded President Cyril Ramaphosa should fire Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Speaking during a North West rally, Malema vowed to disrupt the State of the Nation Address should Ramaphosa fail to heed this request.
The Red Beret boss insists Ramaphosa will find himself the next target if the Public Enterprises Minister manages to retain his position.
Briefly.co.za asked readers to vote on Gordhan's future and the results revealed citizens weren't as convinced as EFF leadership.
Many felt that the situation was prompted by personal vendettas, not hard evidence of any wrongdoing on Gordhan's part.
While the nation's state-owned entities are far from thriving, the minister doesn't seem to be solely getting the blame.
Take a look at what readers had to say in response to the movement that went viral on social media:
John Kirtland - "NO - Pravin Gordhan has probably contributed more to this economy than the rest of these guys put together. Yes; mistakes get made but united we pull together and make sure things work - Not try and make it worse? Interrupting the address achieves absolutely nothing other than make a nuisance of oneself. Observation - Sometimes it's better to let people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and prove it?"
Med Smith - "The question I always asked why does all corrupt politicians don't like Pravin. In the case of Malema, Pravin exposed Malema tax dodging, he never forgave him, no matter who you are, if you earn above a certain amount you pay Personal Tax now you blaming Pravin while 9 years of corruption and looting went on under Malusi Gigaba and Lynne Brown."
Shai Kudumela - "Big yes he is compromising our the government and it is clear that he is misleading Cyril and he is arrogant and stubborn."
William Ramakgolo - "His track record speaks volumes unlike the loudmouth armchair critics, good for the job."
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