More police deployed on the request for collecting government data, fences raised after the EFF protest
Former Finance Minister Rule Gordhan began his third day on testimony in the Judicial Investigative Commission on state capture in the midst of tensions on Tuesday's event. EFF leader Julius Malema has launched an attack on Gordhan's commission, his family and journalists.
Malema, who was standing on a truck outside the seat where the commission was sitting, called the attorney-in-law of lawyer Paul Pretorius as a "bastard," called Gordhan's friend, Gupta and the liar, and accused her daughter of obtaining state contracts.
He also called individual journalists as members of the so-called "Ramaphos Defensive Force".
Gordhan is expected to be disturbed on Tuesday as well as allegations of his daughters who are now proliferated in social and other media.
There is also a general consensus among the new working journalists in the commission that events surrounding the EFF are intimidating and that this issue has to be resolved.
Security at the commission site at Parktown increased, with more police and buildings erected outside the building as well as fences erected in the immediate vicinity.
News24 will interview journalists Ferial Haffajee and Max du Preez live at 13:00 to discuss the current wave of disinformation and intimidation for testimony in the commission.
– Pieter du Toit