Gord­han charges Malema

Sunday Tribune - - METRO - Po­lit­i­cal Bureau

PUB­LIC En­ter­prise Min­is­ter Pravin Gord­han laid crim­i­nal charges against EFF leader Julius Malema and the party’s deputy pres­i­dent, Floyd Shivambu.

The charges fol­lowed com­ments the pair made while protest­ing out­side Zondo Com­mis­sion hear­ings into state cap­ture in Jo­han­nes­burg.

Gord­han said he would file a case against the two at the Equal­ity Court.

“Ex­tend­ing these at­tacks to my fam­ily and threat­en­ing har­mony amongst the peo­ple of South Africa was a step too far. Enough is enough,” Gord­han said.

He is seek­ing an un­con­di­tional apol­ogy and dam­ages which “will be do­nated to an or­gan­i­sa­tion that sup­ports job cre­ation for un­em­ployed youth.

“It is time for all South Africans to take a firm stand against racism, lies and fake news and con­trib­ute to the build­ing of a united, non-racial and non-sex­ist demo­cratic South Africa. All of us must fight cor­rup­tion,” he said. |

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