"Rogue President" and the "flimsy case" against Gordhan

The Hawks need not have a strong case against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. All that they need to do is cast aspersions in the public domain about him. That's according to senior analyst at the Governance and Justice Division at the ISS (Institute for Security Studies), Judith February.

The question now is, fresh from his trip in Kenya, whether Zuma will say I'm going to be reshuffling Cabinet or if Gordhan is able to fight his case from within... this muddies the water sufficiently for the President to act against Gordhan if he wants to.

Judith February, ISS

Gordhan, former SARS commissioner Oupa Magashula and ex employee Ivan Pillay, have been charged with fraud. This relates to Pillay's early retirement package of over R1 million six years ago.

When asked by John Robbie whether she thought the Gupta's, the delay by the President in co-operating with the Public Protector on her State capture report, and these charges against Gordhan were linked, February replied in the affirmative.

It is all related in a larger tapestry. The President has gone rogue, he's protecting his own rights, he has over 700-odd charges hanging over his head, he has a lot to fight for and a lot to lose. This is a flimsy case against the Minister of Finance.

Judith February, ISS

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

Helen Zille responds to alleged comments made by Lindiwe Mazibuko at a dinner, saying she's doing the same to Musi Maimane.

Steinhoff shares jump to a high

Steinhoff shares jump to a high

Financial Mail Deputy Editor, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, looks at Steinhoff shares and Trevor Manuel's hard sell...

"Moyane's wrecking ball tenure will be felt for the next 25 years"

"Moyane's wrecking ball tenure will be felt for the next 25 years"

The Nugent Commission looks likely to see former Sars Commissioner, Tom Moyane, answer questions at the inquiry.

Mahumapelo "rebellion" and political killings in KZN signal deep crisis in ANC

Mahumapelo "rebellion" and political killings in KZN signal deep crisis in ANC

Political analyst, Prince Mashele, looks at both provinces saying the ANC has become a vehicle to amass wealth.

Throw out the dry doggie treats, now there's ice-cream for your beloved pooch!

Throw out the dry doggie treats, now there's ice-cream for your beloved pooch!

The creator of the ice-cream, which comes in three delicious flavours, talks to Kieno Kammies about the new product.

Supra Mahumapelo is judge, jury, and accused all at one go: Joanne Joseph

Supra Mahumapelo is judge, jury, and accused all at one go: Joanne Joseph

Afternoon Drive host, Joanne Joseph has some stern words for the North West premier.

Popular articles
ASOM: You can be a groundbreaker, a leader and a lady - Lerato Mbele-Roberts

ASOM: You can be a groundbreaker, a leader and a lady - Lerato Mbele-Roberts

BBC World News journalist, Lerato Mbele-Roberts shares a personal story of her experience at her Alma Mater (St Mary's School).

I've finally decided to start my 1st solo project - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

I've finally decided to start my 1st solo project - Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground

On the #WeekendBreakfast with Africa Melane, Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground tells us all about her first solo project.

Stormy weather expected over parts of South Africa

Stormy weather expected over parts of South Africa

The South African Weather Service is predicting some much-needed rain over some parts of South Africa over the weekend.

'VBS stolen money bought the most useless things like Ferraris and helicopters'

'VBS stolen money bought the most useless things like Ferraris and helicopters'

Deputy editor at Finacial Mail Sikonathi Mantshantsha says it is mind-boggling why no one has been arrested in the VBS saga.

Sunday Times has seven days to confess to state capture role, warns O'Sullivan

Sunday Times has seven days to confess to state capture role, warns O'Sullivan

Private eye Paul O'Sullivan says the Sunday Times was an integral part of state capture and needs to come clean or face a boycott.

[WATCH] Sing with us: 'I can feel it coming  in the deer tonight'

[WATCH] Sing with us: 'I can feel it coming in the deer tonight'

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

Check out the videos, tweets, Facebook posts that have gone viral and why this kid cheered her dad on in the toilet.