Saftu said there was now overwhelming evidence that the country had become a kleptocracy, under the administration of President Jacob Zuma.
Cosatu said this government had hit an all-time low during the past financial year, following the release of the Auditor-General’s latest findings.
On Wednesday evening DA MP David Maynier was kicked out of the National Assembly after refusing to withdraw his statement that the Gupta family were President Jacob Zuma’s “number one clients.”
The Economic Freedom Fighters have joined the growing chorus against the appointment of Brian Molefe as the Chief Executive of Eskom, calling the decision illegal and corrupt.
Newly sworn in Member of Parliament Brian Molefe said he remained committed to performing his new duties, despite the wave of criticism that has accompanied his deployment.
Leader of the Freedom Front Plus, Piet Groenewald, said the nomination and subsequent swearing in of Brian Molefe as a Member of Parliament was a selfish move by the governing African National Congress.
Following the African National Congress’ (ANC) decision to put forward the nomination of Brian Molefe as Member of Parliament, some can be forgiven for concluding that the governing party has officially lost its marbles.
Minister Gordhan said the substantive grounds of opposition, in those papers, were untenable, adding that the procedural points on which Oakbay falls back were without substance and technical in the extreme.
The Inkatha Freedom Party says it supports the call made this weekend, by Minister Lynne Brown, to establish a commission of inquiry into the “questionable and quite possibly unlawful business dealings” between Eskom and the Gupta family.
Central to this story, once again, is the now infamous Gupta family – which has been accused of completing suspicious transactions, with money flowing between South Africa and India.