The EFF has rallied behind leader Julius Malema’s open letter calling for Nene to be shown the door.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have reiterated their call for President Cyril Ramaphosa to relieve Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene of his duties in cabinet.
The party has already written a letter to Ramaphosa, through its Commander-In-Chief Julius Malema, advising him to accept Nene’s request to be fired.
Local media reported on Monday, 8 October 2018, that he made the request over the weekend.
“We reiterate our position that his continued stay as Minister of Finance is not in the interest of South Africa. Treasury cannot be presided over by a person without integrity, Nene lied on numerous occasions about his role in cabinet and government”, said EFF National Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
“He has also facilitated the capture of the state by the criminal Gupta syndicate. He was party to the most unpatriotic state capture by a family of foreign nationals”
Malema told Ramaphosa that there is more to the allegations.
“Mr President, we have it on good authority that the current public revelations about your Minister of Finance are not complete. There are various sensitive developments around him that render him incapable of being a member of the Executive”
Meanwhile the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has joined calls for Nene to be given the axe.
“As much as we love Nene, and I’m really behind this man, but there’s too much going on here. Why was it necessary to lie and not tell the truth from the beginning? And I think we also need to look at the deals surrounding his son and the PIC”, said spokesperson Wayne Duvenage.