The ongoing feud between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane has become a national talking point.
702's Xolani Gwala on Friday spoke to political analyst Ralph Mathekga about the implications of the relationship.
Pravin #Gordhan: There is a group of people that are not interested in the economic stability of this country & the welfare of its people.— Katy Katopodis (@KatyKatopodis) February 26, 2016
Listen to the conversation below:
The most obvious thing which is a fact is that President Jacob Zuma did not freely appoint Pravin Gordhan back to National Treasury.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
The commissioner of Sars should be guided by the minister because the targets of collection and the functioning of Sars are set by National Treasury.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
#Gordhan Statement from Pravin Gordhan: I'm grateful for the support I've received from the ANC, its determination to protect Treasury, SARS— Stephen Grootes (@StephenGrootes) February 26, 2016
I think indeed there might be a proxy war here because if you have the finance minister being investigated, it raises a lot of questions.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
It seems that he has calculated there are members within the ANC who will back him. The moment that we're in is that President Zuma is exposed.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst