The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) protested at the state capture inquiry on Monday promising to rid the country of “liars”, referring to ANC leaders. The third largest party in parliament after the ANC and the DA, lived up to its promise, mounting a day-long protest gathering in Parktown, Johannesburg, where public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan appeared before the Zondo commission of inquiry on state capture. Hundreds of EFF members in their red regalia were joined by lobby group Black Land First (BLF) in the searing heat to protest against Gordhan's appearance. They demanded that Gordhan be fired as minister, saying they believed he was the enabler of state capture. The EFF chanted "o lemenemene wena Pravin", loosely translated as “you are a trickster, Pravin”.

The EFF is looking to win Gauteng in next year’s general election. Branding the ANC a corrupt party is part of its electioneering strategy in tightly contested provinces like Gauteng and North West. Although th...

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