I don't believe he would break the law - Barbara Creecy (on Gordhan)

It was at an event in Midrand on Tuesday that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan learned that charges had been laid against him.

Gordhan was the keynote speaker at the event, a Gauteng Treasury seminar, was to showcase provincial governments new Transparent Open Tender Concept and demonstrate the capability of the system to ensure good governance in procurement processes, and fight fraud and corruption in the public sector.

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy attended the event. Speaking to John Robbie this morning she described the audience's reaction to the developments on the latest charges.

"The audience gave him a standing ovation that I think was intended as a vote of confidence in his leadership of the economy, in averting the downgrade and I think in generally trying to work with business and public sector to ensure we have fiscal consolidation and we don't face the difficulties of the downgrade."

Barbara Creecy, Gauteng MEC for Finance

"The NEC of the ANC is on public record saying they have full confidence in the campaign that Pravin is leading to support our economic turnaround and to avert a downgrade."

Barbara Creecy, Gauteng Finance MEC

Creecy also commented on the roll out of the Transparent Open Tender Concept, which from two initial pilot projects now has seen 72 projects (valued at over R10 Billion) through the new procurement process.

Listen to the MEC's interview with John Robbie below...


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