State Capture Inquiry

EFF 'deliberately feeding the public with disinformation.' - Ferial Haffajee

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan spent a second day in the witness stand at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday.

He spoke of a 'fightback' that is fighting against corruption by those engaged in malfeasance.

READ: 'Floyd Shivambu shouting outside against Gordhan is Politics of Distraction'

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) joined by Black Land First (BLF) picketed outside the commission throughout Gordhan's testimony.

Associate Editor at Daily Maverick Ferial Haffajee says they have been trying to understand why the EFF is no longer in support of Gordhan.

So this is the political party that gave us the excellent slogan #PayBackTheMoney and if you want to give a similar hashtag to the Zondo Commission of inquiry you might call it #FollowTheMoney because that is what the commission has embarked on, and understanding how state capture happened and how we as a country lost billions of rands.

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor at Daily Maverick

So to witness the EFF's politics of destruction over the past two days has been quite perplexing and I think the minister [Gordhan] begins to put his finger on it when he says it is a very organised campaign and a fight against a much broader fight back against the anti-corruption drive that we are currently in the middle of.

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor at Daily Maverick

Haffajee says the EFF is deliberately feeding the public with 'disinformation.'

Addressing Julius Malema's roll call of journalists he claims are part of a 'Ramaphosa Defence Force', Haffajee says she was taken aback at having been named alongside others including Ranjeni Munusamy, Max du Preez, and Pierre de Vos.

The dangerous thing of what happens when he calls journalists, Stratcom or 'the defence force', it is picked up by an EFF army who spreads this message thousands of times.

Ferial Haffajee, Associate Editor at Daily Maverick

Listen below to the full Political Desk:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Gordhan: There was no position available for Nhlanhla Nene at Brics Bank

Gordhan: There was no position available for Nhlanhla Nene at Brics Bank

Day two of Gordhan's testimony, the commission hears how the axing of Nhlanhla affected the markets and the economy.

[LISTEN] Allow the commission to do its work uninterrupted - Zizi Kodwa

[LISTEN] Allow the commission to do its work uninterrupted - Zizi Kodwa

Kodwa says the current pushback against Pravin Gordhan is a deliberate means to shift the spotlight from state capture.

'Floyd Shivambu shouting outside against Gordhan is Politics of Distraction'

'Floyd Shivambu shouting outside against Gordhan is Politics of Distraction'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Pieter du Toit, Assistant Editor of In-depth News at News24.

Moyane and Abrahams intend cross-examining Gordhan's state capture testimony

Moyane and Abrahams intend cross-examining Gordhan's state capture testimony

Public Enterprises Minister Gordhan appeared before the Zondo Commission on Monday to give his testimony into state capture.

Vytjie Mentor apologises for implicating Fana Hlongwane in her testimony

Vytjie Mentor apologises for implicating Fana Hlongwane in her testimony

Mentor's apology comes after Hlongwane was granted an application to cross-examine her for the discrepancies in her testimony.

Abrahams 'ready' to testify at Zondo Commission

Abrahams 'ready' to testify at Zondo Commission

A tussle between the public protector and minister Gordhan.

Guptas pressured SAA to drop Mumbai route, Hogan tells Zondo Commission

Guptas pressured SAA to drop Mumbai route, Hogan tells Zondo Commission

Hogan told the commission that she met the Guptas at lunch party organised by Essop Pahad in 2004 but never interacted with them.

Barbara Hogan reveals how Jacob Zuma took away her executive powers as minister

Barbara Hogan reveals how Jacob Zuma took away her executive powers as minister

Barbara Hogan continued giving her testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday.

Minister Gordhan to testify at Zondo Commission on Monday

Minister Gordhan to testify at Zondo Commission on Monday

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela gives an update from the Zondo Commission.

Should 2019 be a referendum on the ANC government, asks Eusebius?

Should 2019 be a referendum on the ANC government, asks Eusebius?

Eusebius McKaiser asks callers to weigh in on the ANC government over the past 24 years.

Pravin Gordhan statement to Zondo Commission leaked

Pravin Gordhan statement to Zondo Commission leaked

The Department of Public Enterprises says the report has been inexplicably leaked to the media.

'I have no sympathy for Nhlanhla Nene, he knew exactly what he was doing'

'I have no sympathy for Nhlanhla Nene, he knew exactly what he was doing'

Callers on the Eusebius McKaiser Show reflect on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's testimony at the Zondo Commision.

'ANC should assist in state capture inquiry and those implicated should testify'

'ANC should assist in state capture inquiry and those implicated should testify'

Political analyst Prof Somadoda Fikeni says in that way the ANC will be saying those involved should account for their actions.

Popular articles
No traffic and everyone’s at home… Some short-term insurers offer lower premiums

No traffic and everyone’s at home… Some short-term insurers offer lower premiums

Short-term insurers suddenly carry a massively reduced risk burden, says consumer journalist Wendy Knowler. Getting some back?

A tipping point for video conferencing

A tipping point for video conferencing

A business tool for older generations, a staple for younger ones

Total number of positive coronavirus cases rises to 1,380

Total number of positive coronavirus cases rises to 1,380

This is an increase of 27 cases from Tuesday's announcement. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has tested negative for the virus.

What is an 'economic depression'? Are we heading for one? Lessons from history…

What is an 'economic depression'? Are we heading for one? Lessons from history…

The Great Depression started 91 years ago and changed everything. Bruce Whitfield speaks to economic historian Keith Breckenridge.

Sars collects R1.4tr in taxes – up 5.3% on a year before, despite the recession

Sars collects R1.4tr in taxes – up 5.3% on a year before, despite the recession

Despite the achievement, the country still lost R100 billion in uncollected taxes, says Commissioner Edward Kieswetter.

Struggling to pay a debt? Your options: credit insurance vs debt relief holiday

Struggling to pay a debt? Your options: credit insurance vs debt relief holiday

Personal Finance expert Maya Fischer-French on the pros/cons of dipping into credit insurance vs opting for a debt relief holiday.

Absa launches extensive Covid-19 payment relief programme

Absa launches extensive Covid-19 payment relief programme

Absa is providing payment relief to its retail clients as well as its business banking and wealth customers.

'Gita Ramjee was probably one of the most remarkable women you would have met'

'Gita Ramjee was probably one of the most remarkable women you would have met'

The revered South African HIV scientist passed away at a Durban hospital on Tuesday after COVID-19-related complications.

[LOCKDOWN] Sars outlines measures to cushion the COVID-19 blow

[LOCKDOWN] Sars outlines measures to cushion the COVID-19 blow

Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says they have diverted customers to their online channels and contact centres.

How to communicate with frustrated children during lockdown

How to communicate with frustrated children during lockdown

Fair Practice Mediation Services director advocate Veerash Srikison says communication can breakdown in families during this time.