Parliament - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema on Wednesday promised to up the ante in applying pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to act against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Speaking during the debate on the presidency budget vote, Malema warned that Ramaphosa was following in his predecessor Jacob Zuma's footsteps in disregarding the remedial action of the Public Protector.
"We are going to use this Parliament to put pressure on you and on your friends, who are coming from the cabal, to respect the chapter nine institutions. I don't care who occupies that office, that office must be respected," Malema said.
"If honourable Pravin respected you and respected the new dawn, he will do what the deputy president did and say let me step aside until my name is cleared."
Malema was referring to two reports by the public protector which found Gordhan had acted illegally when he was SA Revenue Service commissioner - both of which are being challenged in court.