EFF to Open Corruption Case Against Pravin Gordhan, SA Divided

EFF to Open Corruption Case Against Pravin Gordhan, SA Divided

- The Economic Freedom Fighters' Floyd Shivambu will be opening a case of corruption against Pravin Gordhan

- This follows news that Gordhan inquired about Judge Dhaya Pillay's JSC interview in a meeting with JC Mogoeng Mogoeng

- South Africans have had mixed responses to the EFF's news of the corruption case being opened on Wednesday

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Economics Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President Floyd Shivambu will reportedly be opening a case of corruption against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The EFF shared a post on Twitter about Shivambu's intentions.

The news of the corruption case follows Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng speaking about Gordhan and Judge Dhaya Pillay. According to Mogoeng, Gordhan set a meeting up with him in an attempt to find out how Pillay did in the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews.

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This seemingly angered the Red Berets who stated that a case of corruption will be opened against Gordhan at the Hillbrow Police Station in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 14 April.

EFF to open corruption case against Minister Pravin Gordhan
South Africans have had mixed responses to the EFF's announcement that it would be opening a case of corruption against Pravin Gordhan. Image: Phill Magakoe / AFP and Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
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Take a look at the EFF's tweet below:

Below are just a few of the responses left by South Africans:

@kiwanuka80 asked:

"Would the JSC open a case against this under-qualified Jamnadas? This very corrupt little man ruining this country for the benefit of Cyril must face the music in the next administration. How a mere pharmacist with a creche degree runs the country behind the scene is shocking."

@tsitso09 shared:

"It now sounds like Pravin asked Mogoeng to do a favour and promote Pillay in return for something. That's how some of us understand corruption. This does not seem to have been the case. Please explain the corruption charge."

@NrkOtkNrcsm tweeted:

"He wanted to know how the interview went... That is very... No, no, I got nothing."

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@sanj_zn added:

"Lol. Good luck with that. Give us updates on how your case proceeds. Mzansi will follow with interest."

Earlier, Briefly News reported that Julius Malema ripped into Judge Pillay. Malema is a Member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and has alleged that one of the Constitutional Court judge candidates, Pillay, is “nothing but a political activist” whilst also questioning the judge candidate’s morals.

The outspoken EFF Commander in Chief questioned the judge whether the fact that she sat on a matter involving Standard Bank while owning shares in Nedbank might have implications on her morals and job or not.

In a video that is going viral on social media circles, Malema is seen roasting and lambasting the judge and it has attracted an overwhelming response from Mzansi users.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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