WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
‘Those attacking the minister are deeply embedded in what is going wrong in our country’
A war against Pravin Gordhan is a war against accountability and an effort to discredit those who could expose the EFF’s scandals, political columnist Max du Preez said.
He named the EFF’s alleged links to the VBS Mutual Bank collapse as one scandal where the party has been accused of benefiting millions.
Political analyst Ralph Mathekga agrees. “The EFF are masters of disruptive politics,” he says. “They trade conspiracies on the streets, where they’re accountable to no one, while benefiting from functioning formal institutions such as the courts.
“The party practises the most insincere and disingenuous form of politics that plays on genuine issues of society but with no aim to find actual solutions, only to remain the disruptor.”