ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize wrote a letter explaining events that took place prior to President Jacob Zuma's controversial cabinet reshuffle.
Mkhize has denied influencing President Zuma's decision to replace former finance minister Des van Rooyen’s with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
In a letter to Business Day, Mkhize claims the president took the decision on his own, following consultations with a wide range of leadership in the party.
It was important to write the letter because there were a lot of distortions and misrepresentations of facts that were published.— Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson for the ANC
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Speculative commentary is not factual. It was inappropriate and incorrect to select the treasurer-general as the person who influenced the president.— Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson for the ANC