EFF’s ‘Fascist Populism’ trumped by rare cross-party unity

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday delivered his budget vote address having stood his ground against physical intimidation by EFF MPs. ‘We survived apartheid. We will survive this fascist populism,’ he said. And the point was made: The political noise of a populist agenda would not be allowed to overshadow the rebuilding of South Africa after the wreckage of State Capture.