Johannesburg - The EFF is gunning for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan with the party announcing that it has reported the minister to the Public Protector for lying to Parliament.
The party's complaint stems from a question it had posed in Parliament to Gordhan in 2016 regarding whether any of National Treasury's staff members had met with the Gupta family.
In his response, Gordhan denied such a meeting, the EFF said in a statement issued on Thursday.
"The National Treasury is not aware of any officials from the level of director general downwards to have met with persons mentioned in the Parliamentary question during the period from January 2009 and December 31 2015," Gordhan's reply read.
But the EFF has accused him of lying after Gordhan's affidavit to the state capture inquiry was leaked to the media. The statement details Gordhan's recollection of various instances where he met some of the Gupta brothers. Gordhan fingers former president Jacob Zuma in his statement, saying he was introduced to Ajay Gupta by him while he had served as finance minister during the period of 2009 and 2014.