National 26.8.2016 11:33 am

Something fishy about ‘anti-Gordhan’ campaign, church says

 Reverend Moss Ntla | Supplied Photo

Reverend Moss Ntla | Supplied Photo

The church urges South Africans to sit up and take note of ‘what is happening to this democracy’.

“Something is fishy here, and we are worried, especially since people who are at the forefront of driving this campaign against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan are themselves compromised from the president (Jacob Zuma) down.”

‘We are not saying anyone is above the law, but something is fishy.’

General secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of South Africa Reverend Moss Ntla said this was a crisis in our democracy, where you have one arm of the state coming and moving against the other arm of the state (Gordhan), and forcing him literally to become engaged in civil disobedience.

“Something is fishy. This is a very serious matter. It says there is factionalism that is tearing apart our institutions and in the midst of all of that, there is no leadership on the part of government to explain why this is being done.

“If we looking towards to a possible downgrading of the country, and we see this recklessness, we believe as South Africans it is time for us to stand up and remember that these institutions were built with the blood of many people, and we can’t simply trash them,” Ntla said.

He invited all South Africans to sit up and take note of what is happening to this democracy. “They must stand with justice and truth.

“We are not saying anyone is above the law, but something is fishy.

“We worry that one of the things Pravin Gordhan is renowned for is for fiscal discipline, and that seems to stand in the way of corruption, particularly when people who are at the forefront of driving this campaign against him are themselves compromised. From the president [Jacob Zuma] down.

“We are just worrying about the levels of corruption going forward.”

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