EFF: There's nothing radically transformative about #Budget2017

EFF: There's nothing radically transformative about #Budget2017

The EFF insists there is nothing radically transformative about finance minister Pravin Gordhan's 2017 budget.


Gordhan delivered his annual budget speech in Parliament, outlining government's plans to raise R28billion in taxes.


EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says: "There is actually nothing radical or transformative about the budget statement minister Gordhan delivered."

Ndlozi says the party does however welcome efforts to secure the incomes of the poor in an increasingly hostile economy.

He says the budget remains in favour of big corporates.


"The minister still avoids punishing corporates and puts the burden of raising revenue on individuals by means of personal income tax and increasing the petrol levy and sin taxes."

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