'The EFF presser was about blaming Pravin Gordhan'

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has thrown its support behind its deputy president Floyd Shivambu over the VBS scandal.

The Reserve Bank released The Great Bank Heist report last week which detailed how almost R2 billion was brazenly stolen from the bank with over R16 million given to Shivambu’s brother Brian in gratuitous payments.

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela attended the briefing and says the EFF leadership say they have gone through Shivambu's bank statement and they didn't find traces of the R10 million he allegedly received from his brother.

If you ask me what was the briefing all about in one sentence, it was about blaming Pravin Gordhan.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

READ: EFF: 'Where there is criminality, there must be accountability'

They came out categorically saying he( Pravin Gordhan) is behind the allegations that the EFF is facing around this VBS scandal.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Manyathela says that Malema has made serious allegation the rogue unit despite the Sunday Times come out to clarify that there was false information that was provided to the rogue unit.

He says that Pravin Gordhan works with that rogue unit which listens to people's telephone conversations illegally.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

He says this is Pravin Gordhan's project to try and discredit the EFF.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Listen to what Malema said about siblings exchanging money...


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