Why wasn’t Malema con­demned?

Sunday Tribune - - OPINION -

IT IS per­plex­ing why Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa has not con­demned the EFF or thrown his weight be­hind the be­lit­tled Min­is­ter of Pub­lic En­ter­prises Pravin Gord­han.

Granted that con­sid­er­ing his stature and grav­i­tas, Gord­han can stand his ground against flip-flop­per racist ex­traor­di­naire Julius Malema but to put him sim­i­lar in stature is a hy­per­bole at best. Malema is as bank­rupt as Hitler was, play­ing on race and this is danger­ous es­pe­cially when there is a clear and present dan­ger that Malema presents.

I found the per­sonal at­tacks on Gord­han painful.

This may be pol­i­tick­ing ahead of 2019 but it’s so vile that it’s noth­ing but a de­lib­er­ate at­tack on hon­est and hard-work­ing peo­ple. I can­not in all good con­science re­main un­moved.

Mr Malema has launched per­sonal, vit­ri­olic, al­ter­na­tively sep­tic, sidewinders at Deputy

Chief Jus­tice Ray­mond Zondo, who is chair­ing the com­mis­sion of in­quiry into state cap­ture, as well as Gord­han.

Where are those moral, right­eous voices in the ANC gov­ern­ment? Why are they silent?

Malema gets more ex­po­sure than the wit­nesses who’ve tes­ti­fied so far.

It ter­ri­fies fu­ture wit­nesses who want to tes­tify.

The find­ings of the “Great Bank Heist” re­port ap­pear to have paled into in­signif­i­cance. Where are you pres­i­dent Ramaphosa?

SABER AHMED JAZBHAY New­lands West

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