ANALYSIS | Ferial Haffajee and Max du Preez on Zondo commission, the EFF and how it all fits together

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EFF leader Julius Malema. (Screengrab)
EFF leader Julius Malema. (Screengrab)

Watch live as News24 assistant editor of in-depth news Pieter du Toit chats to Fin24 contributing editor Ferial Haffajee and political commentator Max du Preez live outside the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. 

They will unpack the comments EFF leader Julius Malema made during a speech outside the commission on Tuesday.

Malema accused a group of journalists of being part of the "Ramaphosa defence force". He alleged that "they do everything in their power to discredit anyone who fights against [President Cyril] Ramaphosa".

"You will never convince Haffajee otherwise," he claimed.

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Malema also declared war on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and the media.

"Our attack on Pravin Gordhan is an attack on white monopoly capital [WMC] because Pravin is the dog of WMC.

"We must host the dog until the owner comes out, and when the owner comes out we will deal with him," Malema told a large group of people picketing outside the Tiso Blackstar venue where the commission is being held.

While testifying earlier in the day, Gordhan called on those making allegations against him to testify.

"I'm not accountable to bullies. Those making allegations must come and subject themselves to cross examination…under oath. I have nothing to fear," he said.

Malema added: "We have now taken a decision to fight Pravin. Pravin is going to fight dirty. He is going to fight dirty; there will be casualties. There can even be a loss of life."

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