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SACP backs Gordhan and condemns attack on state institutions

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has publicly announced its support for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and says political squabbles must be put aside for the sake of the country’s economy.

This comes after Hawks commissioner Tom Moyane revealed an investigation into Gordhan's alleged involvement with a suspected rogue spy unit at the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

The SACP's Jeremy Cronin on Monday explained that any attack against South African institutions, such as Sars and Treasury, could threaten the economy.

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

The critical thing to understand is that our economy is not in a good situation and this is not the time to mess around and pursue, what appears to be, petty matters of a political nature.

Jeremy Cronin, Deputy General-Secretary of the SACP

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