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ANC: We're not responsible for Zuma's latest re-shuffle

National Spokesperson for the ANC, Zizi Kodwa says President Jacob Zuma looked for experienced leadership when re-appointing Pravin Gordhan as the Finance Minister.

He denied that party pressure was behind Zuma's latest cabinet re-shuffle.

Kodwa on Monday said that the markets had shown a positive response to the appointment of Gordhan.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

What is important is that the President has looked for experienced leadership, which is important for economic recovery.

Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson for the ANC

Clearly the President has listened.

Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson for the ANC

The appointment is the prerogative of the President and we draw a line between the State and the party.

Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson for the ANC

The ANC does not micro-manage the President's decisions.

Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson for the ANC

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