Carol Paton Writer at Large

The EFF has a grand new strategy, and it’s a smart one: split the ANC by becoming the champion of the aggrieved and corrupt in its ranks. The latest sign of this is a letter it has sent to all board members of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that fall under the Department of Public Enterprises offering assistance to those adversely affected by the clean-out by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. "We urge all affected persons to continue bringing their concerns to the organisational and parliamentary offices of the EFF," it says after accusing Gordhan of a "reign of terror". The letter specifically takes up the case of Transnet CE Siyabonga Gama, saying it believes Gordhan intends to instruct the company’s board to suspend him "without due process and reason". The EFF also spoke out last week on behalf of the director-general of public enterprises Richard Seleke, who has reached an agreement to leave the government but who Floyd Shivambu says is another Gordhan victim.It is tr...

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