Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan is facing a heightened level of attack on his character from members of the EFF, says legal reporter Karyn Maughan.
This comes as Gordhan begins his testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
The minister outlined the potential implications of the nuclear deal and the important role of the Treasury in national governance.
While Gordhan gave his evidence on Monday, members of the EFF and the Black First Land First (BLF) movement protested outside the commission's venue in Parktown, both calling for the minister to resign.
He was at pains to say that his testimony should be treated as part of the puzzle. All of this fits together.— Karyn Maughan, legal reporter at Tiso Blackstar
There weren't things there that we hadn't heard before... There was a lot of action happening outside from the BLF and the EFF.— Karyn Maughan, legal reporter at Tiso Blackstar
The extraordinary story behind all of this is the level of attack that he's finding himself under, particularly by the EFF at this moment.— Karyn Maughan, legal reporter at Tiso Blackstar
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