When the rand falls the price of imported medicines go up.— Mark Heywood, Section 27
The poor are the first people to suffer from this type of conduct.— Mark Heywood, Section 27
Section 27 is one of a number of civil organisations that waited on the steps of the Hawks’ offices as former Sars officials Ivan Pillay and Johan van Loggerenberg entered to give testimony.
“This is not an issue just about Pravin Gordhan and Ivan Pillay… this is an issue about how we fight corruption in our country,” said Section 27's Mark Heywood on Thursday.
“We find it very strange that the Hawks is summoning people like the Minister of Finance and Ivan Pillay here for reasons to do with an extension of contract on the same day that the Minister of Transport has tried to close down an investigation at Prasa that involves billions of rands.”
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Heywood.
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The statements by the Deputy President and other current and former ANC leaders defending the Minister of Finance is very welcome.— Mark Heywood, Section 27
People don’t really trust the word of the President.— Mark Heywood, Section 27
We’re mid-stream of a political crisis.— Mark Heywood, Section 27
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