You’re a Gupta stooge, says EFF

Atul Gupta with former President Jacob Zuma, Hassan Howa and former finance minister Malusi Gigaba. BizNews
The Economic Freedom Fighters decided not to “legitimise” the Medium Budget Policy Statement, which was delivered by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday. In a statement by EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the party said: “We did this because Gigaba is the central player in the implementation of State Capture. It is Gigaba who illegally naturalised the Guptas as citizens of South Africa when he was Minister of Home Affairs.”
He alleged that : Gigaba had handed over SAA, Eskom, and Denel for corrupt Gupta capture when he was Minister of Public Enterprises. He also attempted to compromise ACSA and SAFCOL  in the same manner.

He warned that”Gigaba has now been put directly in charge of Treasury and has begun processes to redirect state funds into the Gupta state capture project. Here, Gigaba is now in the process of defrauding PIC which manages pension funds of public sector workers. 

It cannot be business as usual and the EFF will not participate in the hypocritical parliamentary process which seeks to create an impression that all is normal. We reject this to appeal to all freedom-loving South Africans to reject our country from corrupt leaders who use parliament to legitimise their crime.”

The EFF’s 25 Members of Parliament disrupted the national assembly shortly before Gigaba was due to deliver the MTBPS. “If we allow him to address us then we will be collaborators. We will not allow Malusi Gigaba to speak today. We will not allow a criminal to address us.” said EFF deputy Floyd Shivambu.


Ndlozi himself labeled Gigaba “a Gupta stooge”. He also described Gigaba as “an extension of Jacob Zuma” in the treasury.

The Speaker, Baleka Mbete, called on the sergeant-at-arms to remove Ndlozi from the national assembly chamber.



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