EFF thrown out of Gordhan budget vote address after tense standoff

Trilkop

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Economic Freedom Fighters were thrown out of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget vote address on Thursday after members shouted and heckled him.

When Gordhan took to the podium to table his budget vote, EFF MP Sam Matiase said the party refused to be addressed by a “constitutional delinquent”.

He was referring to findings made by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in a report related to the establishment a “rogue unit” at the South African Revenue Service while Gordhan was SARS commissioner.

Gordhan has denied unlawful conduct and is challenging Mkhwebane’s report as well as its finding.

After multiple EFF MPs raised the Public Protector report as cause for their refusal to allow Gordhan to speak – even standing before the podium and shouting at the minister – the EFF was ejected.

After the sergeant at arms saw the EFF MPs out of the chamber, Gordhan commenced with his budget vote. In reference to the interruption, Gordhan told MPs: “We are fighting to undo state capture and what you just witnessed was a defence of state capture through intimidation”.
https://www.fin24.com/Economy/eff-t...et-vote-address-after-tense-standoff-20190711
 

Trilkop

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“We are fighting to undo state capture and what you just witnessed was a defence of state capture through intimidation”.
If there are any single bit of truth to this statement, then declare the EFF a terrorist organization and ban them. Arrest Malema and charge him with treason. Else, you are all one and the same party. All corrupt to the bone. And this "throwout" was nothing more than a show to mislead the public.
 

yebocan

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IMO this shows how desperate the EFF are to prevent their cash cow sources of funding from being cut off...
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Exactly...hence their hardon to get hold of a metro + an improving ZA under CR , decreases their electoral march... they can not take on CR directly, so trying to take out one of his chief lieutenants. This is not political , this is desperation...cupidity is a nasty thing.
 

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Gordan was one of the comrades from the start. He had his turn to loot, but now that he is done and there isn't anything left the EFF are upset that they won't get a full turn. The revolution devours it's children.
 

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Gordan was one of the comrades from the start. He had his turn to loot, but now that he is done and there isn't anything left the EFF are upset that they won't get a full turn. The revolution devours it's children.
Are you trying to be a darling to EFF & PP? ;)
 

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If there are any single bit of truth to this statement, then declare the EFF a terrorist organization and ban them. Arrest Malema and charge him with treason. Else, you are all one and the same party. All corrupt to the bone. And this "throwout" was nothing more than a show to mislead the public.
Gordan was one of the comrades from the start. He had his turn to loot, but now that he is done and there isn't anything left the EFF are upset that they won't get a full turn. The revolution devours it's children.
What? Do you chaps actually follow SA politics? Pravin is my hero at the moment, quite frankly.
 

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Are you trying to be a darling to EFF & PP? ;)
No. The EFF can't still get a chance at looting SA. We just don't have the money to allow that. Gordan is probably the best of a really bad bunch and one of the only ones with some skills to fix this mess. If he can just get over his communists tendencies.
 

thechamp

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No. The EFF can't still get a chance at looting SA. We just don't have the money to allow that. Gordan is probably the best of a really bad bunch and one of the only ones with some skills to fix this mess. If he can just get over his communists tendencies.
So how much did he loot and where?
 
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