Malusi’s Appointment: Malema Makes Shocking Allegation Against The New Finance Minister


Malusi’s Appointment: South Africa’s latest Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has started feeling the heat of the hot seat President Zuma placed him on a few hours ago.

Malusi, who was former Home Affairs Minister must be hiding in shame right now as South Africans continue to fire darts on him.

Across the country, his appointment as Gordhan’s successor was greeted with mixed feelings and criticism. While many considered him ‘unfit’ to step into Gordhan’s size 12, others see him as a Gupta stooge, positioned for more nefarious activities at the National Treasury.

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Aside the piles of statements issued by well-meaning citizens, condemning his shocking appointment, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has come up with another shocking allegation against the minister.

At a press briefing in Johannesburg, EFF leader Julius Malema, in response to the appointed, lamented that Malusi’s appointment is a clear indication that Zuma and the Gupta family have finally captured the Treasury.

He claimed that Malusi doesn’t hide the fact that he is good to the Gupta family, adding that the Gupta family built a house for him in Cape Town and also gave him a huge sum of money.

“Malusi is corrupt to the core. There were serious allegations against him for having that foreign offshore account. We were told of huge amounts of money he exchanged with his friends.

Why would a minister go around carrying such amounts of money in cash, an allegation he has never denied?

Malusi is a regular at Saxonwold Shebeen. He has never denied that. We have just placed Treasury at the gate of Saxonwold Shebeen. Malusi lives beyond his means … his lifestyle gives that away,” Juju said.

Over the weekend, Science and Technology Minister alleged that some cabinet members live beyond their income.

Malema said Gigaba was one of the cabinet members the minister was referring to, considering his lifestyle. In fact, the fighter said such money could only be “corrupt money” he received from the Guptas.

On Thursday, the EFF took to the court in a bid to compel National Speaker Baleka Mbete to act against Zuma for Nkandla.

Today, the party announced that it is strategizing plans on how to remove Zuma through impeachment or using the court. This move would require at least 70 ANC MPs to vote against Zuma for the first time, according to the party.

Malema admitted that the country is currently in crisis and that steps must be taken urgently to rescue it before it sinks.

On paper, South Africa’s new finance minister has no experience in the government’s economic cluster. He holds a BA degree in education and a Master’s in social policy.

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He joined Parliament at the turn of the millennium, after five years as an MP. Malusi was appointed to cabinet as deputy home affairs minister in 2004 by then President Thabo Mbeki.

In 2014, Gigaba was deployed to head up the Department of Home Affairs. Under his leadership, the ministry made a few major changes such as insistence on abridged birth certificates for children traveling to South Africa, amongst others.

Here are some Punchlines from the EFF Twitter Page:

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