The EFF has rehashed the alleged “rogue unit” narrative among the five charges it laid against public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday. In a tit-for-tat move in its war against Gordhan, EFF leader Julius Malema laid the charges against the minister at the Brooklyn police station. This came after Gordhan laid three charges against Malema and his deputy, Floyd Shivambu, for crimen injuria, criminal defamation and incitement to violence after their comments about him and his family in recent months, but in particular, last week during a protest outside the commission of inquiry into state capture. The first charge by Malema is the contravention of the “intelligence act”, saying the minister established an unlawful intelligence gathering unit, which spied on taxpayers and politicians from the ANC. These allegations first emerged in The Sunday Times. The newspaper later apologised for the reports. The “rogue unit” narrative has largely been discredited after KMPG also withd...

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