Johannesburg - The ANC has labelled the EFF's attack on Pravin Gordhan and the state capture inquiry as a form of "Trumpism" and a demon that needs to be "defeated".
The ANC's head of presidency Zizi Kodwa told journalists outside the inquiry on Friday that the EFF's attack on the commission is being used to undermine its work and its effort to get to the root of the state capture phenomenon.
He likened the EFF's sudden attacks to those that have been characterised by US President Donald Trump's nationalistic and right-wing politics.
"We have seen the act against comrade Pravin Gordhan. It is being used to undermine the commission and the witnesses that are yet to come before the commission. We think this is an element of what we call Trumpism. Trumpism thrives on three elements; firstly on fear, hate but also on race polarisation and insults which are vulgar," said Kodwa.
Kodwa's comments follow days after EFF leader Julius Malema's address to his supporters who were protesting outside the inquiry on Tuesday and Monday. Malema called the commission a "Micky Mouse show".