SA's economy faces tough times if allegations of Gordhan's arrest proves true

Allegations of imminent arrest of Minister Pravin Gordhan by the Hawks has raised concern over the country's economic stability.

Gordhan has been at loggerheads with the state investigation unit in an investigation into an alleged SARS (South African Revenue Services) rogue unit while he has been at the helm.

702/Cape Talk's Africa Melane (standing-in for Redi Tlhabi) gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts regarding recent news developments.

Listen to the conversation below:

What Shaun Abrahams is saying that there is an investigation. He is not saying Pravin Gordhan will not be charged. If Pravin has charges against him, surely he must appear in court.

Themba, caller in Joburg

He is not above the law but he's a public official and he's a finance minister in a country with an ailing economy.

David, caller in Boksburg

He is not above the law. I don't understand what the whole drama around his imminent arrest is all about.

Nana, caller in Benoni

If anything happens to Pravin Gordhan, we will have an economic earthquake. This made me remember of what happened when President Zuma let go off Nene.

Ray, caller in University Estate

What is it that white people want from black South Africans? Surely, every right thinking South African knows that we have to transform out country?

Joe, caller in Kempton Park

I don't have a problem with Pravin being arrested, the problem is the institutions and individuals that are running this investigation.

Andile, caller in the Eastern Cape

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