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.