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State capturers can’t be allowed to win on Gordhan

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A common feature linking many of those calling for Gordhan’s head is that they themselves have been accused of, or linked to, looting.


14 Jan 2020
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State capturers can’t be allowed to win on Gordhan

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Picture: Refilwe Modise

The hyenas seem to be circling Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, sensing that he has been wounded politically, following the recent claim by Deputy President David Mabuza that Gordhan misled President Cyril Ramaphosa about possible Eskom load shedding. All sorts of politicians and those pushing the line of the “fightback” faction in the ANC (those loyal to former president Jacob Zuma and those who have probably benefitted from state capture) have upped the pressure on Ramaphosa to remove Gordhan from his post, supposedly for incompetence for failing to turn around the collapsing power utility. A common feature linking many of...

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