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Gordhan pens open letter thanking SA for support

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has expressed his gratitude to South Africans who have supported him during trying times.

Gordhan has been at the centre of a controversy involving Sars and the NPA.

Earlier this week, fraud charges were dropped against the minister and other Sars executives.

Civil society groups, politicians, struggle stalwarts and corporate South Africa had thrown their weight behind Gorhdan during the storm.

He wrote an open letter issued by National Treasury on Friday, which CapeTalk host Pippa Hudson also read on air:

On behalf of my family and myself, I wish to thank fellow South Africans from all walks of life and organisations who have provided us with active support and continue to do so.

We are humbled.

Like many, I am a son of the congress movement, the African National Congress and the congress alliance. I was taught the values of democracy and social justice in the Freedom Charter.

The Preamble of our Constitution calls on all of us to:

  • “"Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights," and,

  • "Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law."

We have made tremendous progress in all aspects as a young democracy. But we have much more to do – in unity.

Hope, resilience and active involvement will enable us to overcome poverty, unemployment and inequality - and any form of injustice and unfairness. Ours is the formidable task of inclusively transforming our economy - providing jobs and skills for our youth, opportunities for entrepreneurs and a decent and dignified life to all South Africans.

President Nelson Mandela reminds us, “I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”

Once again, our most sincere and deepest appreciation for your active support. Ke a leboga. Ke a leboha. Ngiyabonga. Enkosi. Ngiyathokoza. Dankie.

Pravin Gordhan and family

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