'Racialised' attacks on Gordhan are 'unacceptable' - SACP's Mapaila


- news24.com | 2 months ago

There is a fightback campaign by looters, and that is why Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's constitutional rights are being violated, says the SACP.

The party's first deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila spoke on Friday after a tumultuous State of the Nation Address on Thursday when Gordhan was one of the EFF's targets. Several EFF MPs, including leader Julius Malema, raised several points of order – first insisting that former deputy president and the last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk leave the public gallery, and then insisting that President Cyril Ramaphosa fires Gordhan.

Addressing an event of the Cape Town Press Club, Mapaila described a complicated position on De Klerk.

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