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EFF calls on Ramaphosa to remove Gordhan from Cabinet

During his testimony at the state capture commission on Monday, Gordhan acknowledged a unit was set up to investigate the illegal smuggling of cigarettes and illicit trade but maintained it was all above board.

FILE: Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan arrives at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria on 26 November 2018 to lay criminal complaints against EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to remove Minister Pravin Gordhan from his Cabinet.

Gordhan was asked by advocate Dali Mpofu, on behalf of former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane, about the investigative unit, which some have said went rogue. Gordhan said he motivated for the establishment of the investigating unit and it was above board. Knowledge of its formation was not in dispute.

During his testimony at the state capture commission on Monday, Gordhan said the unit was set up to investigate the illegal smuggling of cigarettes and illicit trade but maintained it was all above board.

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The red berets want the public enterprises minister’s immediate removal accusing him of espionage and of turning Sars into a spy unit.

The EFF’s Vuyani Pambo said Gordhan’s actions represented a breach of the country’s democracy.

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