I see it’s open season on public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. Again. When is it never open season on Gordhan, I wonder? He is a bit like Thuli Madonsela when she was in the public protector’s chair. She was always under attack. When was the only time she wasn’t being called names? When is the only time Gordhan isn’t being called names? Oh, I know: when no-one is stealing money. So right now there is a whole lot of squealing and yelping and schadenfreude about Gordhan. EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu stayed up all night last weekend and graced us with a very long essay (he called it a polemic to sound like he had concentrated during university lectures). It was about how Gordhan is the Machiavellian force behind Shivambu’s brother receiving R16m from the scandal-racked VBS Mutual Bank — and passing some of that moolah on to politically connected brothers and other relatives and to certain political parties as well. The question Shivambu is not answering is this: did you r...

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