Gordhan Says The EFF Is In Defence Of State Capture, Meanwhile, The Party Is Called Thugs

Gordhan persevered all through the fracas. “What you’ve witnessed is a defence of state capture, because one must ask 'what is it that motivates ordinary Members of Parliament

Gordhan Says The EFF Is In Defence Of State Capture, Meanwhile The Party Is Named Thugs-Surge Zirc SA
Pravin Gordhan vs EFF/Photo File: Surge Zirc Media

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said he would not be threatened by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Gordhan said the EFF’s offered to attempt to keep him from exhibiting presenting his budget was a “defence of state capture”.

He was talking after EFF MPs were launched out from his budget vote on Thursday subsequent to naming him a  “constitutional delinquent” and moving toward him at the platform, a move completely denounced by every single other party in the House.

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Gordhan persevered all through the fracas. “What you’ve witnessed is a defence of state capture, because one must ask ‘what is it that motivates ordinary Members of Parliament to engage in such intimidatory tactics?’ And the question you, ourselves and the public must ask, is what do they have to hide?”

Gordhan said he would not be deflected. “Intimidation of this kind, let me say very clearly and categorically, is not going to intimidate me and stop us from fighting the good fight.”

Gordhan referred to party colleagues, who like him, had faced the might of the apartheid state: “We’ve survived apartheid, we’ll survive this fascist populism.”

EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu, talking in the Treasury budget debate, congratulated his MPs for what he called their “courageous action”.

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Meanwhile, there have been mixed reactions from South Africans after the incident here’s how some South Africans felt.

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