EFF resends list of 25 reasons why Guptas must leave SA

2016-02-10 14:02
(Wim Pretorius, News24)

(Wim Pretorius, News24)

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Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters have released a list of 25 reasons why the "Guptas must leave or be made to leave the country".

According to the EFF's official Twitter account, the list was released on Tuesday morning at 06:38 - a few hours before the High Court in Pretoria granted the Gupta brothers an interdict against EFF leader Julius Malema and his party.

However, newsrooms - including News24 and Netwerk24 - received the list via e-mail at on 10:36 on Wednesday. The EFF could not immediately explain why it was e-mailed to newsrooms only a day later - and the day after the interdict was granted.

On Tuesday, the same day the EFF asked the Constitutional Court to rule that President Jacob Zuma should pay back a portion of the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, the Gupta brothers secured a court order in a separate court against Malema and his party.

The court interdicted Malema and the EFF from participating in any conduct or promoting the removal of the Guptas from Gauteng or South Africa, as well as inciting any violence against the family and its employees.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told News24 via SMS on Wednesday that the list did not incite any violence.

But when asked whether sending the list following the court's decision on the matter constituted a breach, Ndlozi replied via SMS: "We were asked to explain why we think Guptas must go, we are participating in the discourse...

"We have not spoken about physical removal, but why they must go."

Nazeem Howa, CEO of the Gupta's Oakbay Investments was not immediately available for comment.

In the list, headlined "25 Reasons why the Guptas must leave or be made to leave the country immediately #Guptasmustgo", the EFF makes a range of accusations against the family and their relationships with government officials, Zuma, parastatals and the ruling party.

Read more on:    eff  |  gupta family  |  julius malema  |  politics

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