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EFF leader Julius Malema has rejected an accusation that his party is racist towards South Africans of Indian origin, and that its pursuit of public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan is due to his race.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to be resilient in the face of an open fightback plan from those who benefited from state capture and other forms of corruption.
Closing the debate on the presidency’s budget vote in parliament on Thursday, Ramaphosa told MPs it was important for the country to unite against those who were resisting efforts to rid the public sector of corruption.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has strongly criticised former president Jacob Zuma’s spy allegations against high-ranking ANC members made at the state capture commission.
According to SACP first deputy secretary Solly Mapaila, “made-up” allegations by Zuma that former SANDF commander Siphiwe Nyanda and former cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi were spies are irresponsible, reckless and were meant to divert the commission from uncovering the rot of state capture in the country.