‘Political strategy meant to intimidate Gordhan is extremely damaging for SA’

The use of state agencies such as the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority to further a possible political agenda against a finance minister keen on disrupting existing patterns of power and patronage suggests a willingness to forgo critical economic and governance reforms in exchange for protecting the beneficiaries of political largesse.

So says Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Silke.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

This is a political strategy.

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy

This is meant to intimidate Pravin Gordhan.

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy

It’s a fightback from those who derived benefits from government institutions.

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy

The use of proxies will insulate Jacob Zuma from prosecution.

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy

This is extremely damaging for South Africa!

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy

The context makes us question the motives of this action against Pravin Gordhan.

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy

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