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'Cagey' Gordhan confirms he's still Finance Minister outside court

28 March 2017 4:22 PM
Barry Bateman confirms Pravin Gordhan says he has received no explanation yet why he was asked to cut short his overseas trip.

Pravin Gordhan appeared at the Pretoria High Court just hours after returning to home soil and confirmed that he is still the Finance Minister.

I put a question to him: are you still our Finance Minister? He confirmed: Yes.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

On Monday, President Jacob Zuma instructed Gordhan and Deputy Finace Minister Mcebisi Jonas to return to South Africa while embarking on Treasury's international investor roadshow.

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Gordhan says he hasn't yet been given an explanation why he was asked to cut his overseas trip short, reports EWN's Barry Bateman.

Bateman says the finance minister appeared very 'cagey' after an earlier meeting at Luthuli House and said questions about his position should be directed at Zuma.

Gordhan approached the court to have it declare that he has no authority to intervene in the Guptas' fight with the banks.

Take a listen to Barry Bateman unpack the matters before the court:


28 March 2017 4:22 PM