Johannesburg - The EFF is set to intensify its campaign against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan as he takes the stand to testify at the Zondo commission into state capture.
The red berets were planning a protest outside the commission’s venue in Parktown, Johannesburg, on Sunday, accusing Gordhan of lying under oath over his meetings with the Guptas, and of having been one of those who enabled state capture.
On Sunday, EFF leader Julius Malema claimed that the Guptas were central to Gordhan’s appointment as finance minister by Zuma in 2009.
Malema said Gordhan had refused to respond to a number of written questions from the party regarding the role of the controversial family in his appointment.
“We have asked Pravin questions. One of the questions is how did he become the minister of finance, and if he is aware of the meeting which took place with president Zuma where certain people asked Zuma to make him minister of finance. The Guptas were able to do what they did because of Zuma, assisted by Pravin,” Malema said.