Johannesburg- EFF leader Julius Malema tweeted on Monday that he would be opening a criminal case against public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.
Malema made a string of accusations against Gordhan in his tweet, saying the charges will include, amongst other things, corruption, money laundering, racketeering and fraud.
“Opening a criminal case against Pravin Gordhan tomorrow 27 November 2018, 11am at Brooklyn Police Station,” said a tweet from his account.
“Charges will include money laundering, corruption, racketeering, fraud, contravention of Intelligence Act and Prevention & Combating of Corrupt Activities Act and perjury,” it added.
Opening a criminal case against Pravin Gordhan tomorrow 27 November 2018, 11 am at Brooklyn Police Station.
Charges will include money laundering, corruption, racketeering, fraud, contravention of Intelligence Act and, Prevention & Combating of Corrupt Activities Act & perjury.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) November 26, 2018
On Monday morning, Gordhan addressed the media and explained why he was laying the charges.
Gordhan’s lawyer, Tebogo Malatji, said the minister laid hate speech complaint with the Equality Court against Malema.
“Those statements were hurtful, intended to incite hatred and constituted hate speech,” Malatji said.
— eNCA (@eNCA) November 26, 2018
Malatji said that Gordhan is demanding R150 000 for Malema’s statements, if he wins they will go to charities.