Case Between Gordhan And EFF To Be Heard In Equality Court

Pravin Gordhan
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

The Equality Court will on Monday hear the case between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin  Gordhan and EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu.

Gordhan wants the EFF leaders to be charged with crimen injuria, incitement of public violence and defamation. Last year Malema launched a scathing attack on Gordhan outside the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Malema accused Gordhan of benefiting from the looting of government. But in their application Malema and Shivhambu have challenged the Equality Court’s jurisdiction saying a higher court should hear the matter.