Nzimande fires salvo at EFF over Gordhan

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- townpress.co.za | 2 weeks ago

Johannesburg – The SACP used its 98th-anniversary celebration in Mpumalanga on Sunday to blast the EFF, accusing it of defending tax dodgers and those looting the state so that it can benefit financially.

Addressing the party celebrations in Ermelo, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said the recent attacks on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan by the red berets were an act of vindictiveness due to the minister’s role in exposing EFF leader Julius Malema’s tax woes. Malema was flagged by the SA Revenue Service (Sars) seven years ago for tax evasion amounting to R16million.

This was in relation to payments allegedly made to his Ratanang Family Trust by companies said to have unlawfully secured lucrative contracts from the Limpopo government during his tenure as ANC Youth League president.

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