Monday , June 21 2021

Pravin Gordhan takes fight against Malema EFF to court

The minister & # 39; public enterprises Pravin Gordhan took fraud EFF is forcing him before the court on Monday.

central figure behind the agenda of President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up state enterprises were brought to knees by rampant corruption during the administration of & # 39; that had exceeded its predecessor, Gordhan endured weight EFF -attakki.

Its leader, Julius Malema, decided Gordhan other week, "dog & # 39; & # 39 capital, white monopoly" as was evidenced by the commission Zondo catch state.

Gordhan imposed charges against Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu on their attacks.

In response, the EFF said it will lodge a criminal complaint against the minister.

F & # 39; affidavit submitted at the Police Station & # 39; & # 39 in Brooklyn, Persoria, the minister said that public comments from leaders & # 39; EFF against him amounted to "defamation of & # 39; crime" and, alternatively, "criminal defamation".

He complained of & # 39; incitement to carry out violence. The Minister also lodged a complaint with the Equality Court, claiming damages of R150,000 pair, unconditional apology and pay the costs.

He argues that the leaders of the EFF deteriorated dignity, character and its political person, and hate and violence against him.

The change follows position with & # 39; robust in supporting & # 39; Gordhan from Ramaphosa, who on Sunday morning informed the Board & # 39; Deputies & # 39; the Swiss Partners that SA must protect Gordhan and all others who are speaking out against corruption.

The EFF accused in the past to Gordhan acting as if he, and not Ramaphosa, is the president. These comments are cited in an affidavit of & # 39; Gordhan as well as comments from the pair that the minister is part of a "cabal to undermine the African leadership", which he has led "dishonest unity" and is corrupt .

Gordhan said in his affidavit that these comments are "abusive, degrading insultanti for my character, and consequently disrupted" his dignity. He said such comments are "unlawful and intentional".

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