Gauteng ANC throws weight behind Gordhan, questions Molefe's appointment

Gauteng chief whip, Brian Hlongwa, says there are people who have put themselves before the country, but the African National Congress (ANC) is working on combating this behavior.

The ANC Youth League has come out saying Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should be fired following the bank collusion scandal, involving South African major banks accused of currency manipulation.

Hlongwa says Minister Pravin Gordhan is 'doing a sterling job and they do not see any case against him'.

Naturally, in any organisation, particularly an organisation like the ANC, it's a multi class organisation. There are different school of thoughts. That's on its own is not a bad thing.

Brian Hlongwa, Gauteng chief whip

What is a bad thing is when individuals seek to elevate certain factional interests as opposed to the collective good and the interest of the country.

Brian Hlongwa, Gauteng chief whip

Commenting on the appointment of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as member of Parliament, he said this is 'astonishing' because Molefe was implicated in the state capture report.

Well, we had the release of state capture report, and Brian Molefe resigned on his own reason. How do you resign under circumstances and we are now told that you will be sworn in as an honorable member of Parliament. It's a big question.

Brian Hlongwa, Gauteng chief whip

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