From Verwoerd to Chavez: Battle heats up over Treasury aide

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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.(Photo: AFP)
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.(Photo: AFP)

Cape Town – Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier was accused of being trained at the “Verwoerd school of politics” after he accused Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s new economic adviser of being trained at the “Hugo Chavez School of Economics”.

Gigaba’s spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete tweeted his “Verwoerd” retort on Sunday in response to a tweet by Maynier about Professor Chris Malikane, which he later deleted.

“Professor Chris Malikane sounds like he was trained at the Hugo Chavez School of Economics,” Maynier had tweeted.

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