Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has again urged President Ramaphosa to act against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Addressing supporters outside the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday afternoon, Malema said Public Protector’s remedial action on discipline means only one thing – Gordhan must be fired.
Cyril, stop being a coward and act against Pravin.EFF leader Julius Malema
Malema said Indians have come out in support of Gordhan because he’s an Indian.
In contrast, former Ministers Malusi Gigaba and Nhlanhla Nene received no support, he claimed.
He claimed in view of the Mkhwebane’s report on the president, some “white analysts” have urged Ramaphosa to take responsibility because he’s black.
The fiery leader dismissed Gordhan’s alleged claim that EFF is involved in corruption in state owned enterprises, adding that Gordhan should have presented such evidence to the Zondo Commission.
Malema said EFF is the only party that’s not scared of “white monopoly capital” and tore into Ramaphosa.
We’re an opposition party. We don’t love Ramaphosa. If you love Ramaphosa, go and join ANC. We have no friendship with Ramaphosa. We’re not going to give Ramaphosa roses; we’ll give him hell.EFF leader Julius Malema
Malema said EFF’s mission as an opposition party is to eventually remove Ramaphosa and African National Congress (ANC) from power.
The boisterous crowd cheered as Malema warned Ramaphosa not to “destroy” or “close down” the office of the Public Protector.
He repeated his claim that Gordhan is so highly connected that he meets with judges.
He stated that EFF is prepared to directly petition the Constitutional Court should the high court grant Gordhan an interim interdict against the Public Protector.
The EFF leader urged Ramaphosa to reveal who donated to the CR17 campaign, adding that both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Ramaphosa have the same masters – “white monopoly capital.”
He distanced EFF from the so-called Zuma fightback campaign, emphasising that EFF has no allies in the ANC.