ANALYSIS: Gordhan girds for war as he links Mkhwebane and the EFF to capture

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- news24.com | 2 months ago

The former minister of finance has taken the fight to the Public Protector and the EFF, his two main political opponents and his two main detractors.

Not only does he accuse both of ulterior motives and political bias, he locates them at the centre of the state capture project – an accusation not unexpected of Julius Malema and the EFF, but one that represents a full-frontal attack on Mkhwebane. It's a strong statement of intent by a minister considered to be central to President Cyril Ramaphosa's attempts to repair the state after a decade of capture under former president Jacob Zuma.

And it positions Gordhan as the most visible opponent of the campaign to frustrate reforms.

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