Carol Paton Writer at Large

We all loved the EFF when Julius Malema was Constitutionalist-in-Chief but what will it be next? The EFF’s newest campaign is to throw mud at the Treasury: in the National Assembly Malema said Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was "as corrupt as hell" and Floyd Shivambu referred to Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat as "a corrupt guy in Treasury known as Momo". It has also raised several questions about recent appointments by the Treasury, particularly of white officials, implying these were irregular and white people were getting preference. The EFF has written to Nene to ask for his response to information it claims to hold, in particular that he should name who it was that "made" him deputy finance minister in 2009 and whether he delivered the goods for those people. The implication seems to be that it was the Gupta family and that Nene has never fessed up to meeting them. Nene will have to answer soon, and we are all waiting for the answer. What we do know, though, is...

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