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ANC top 6 divided on Zuma's "doggy" intelligence report against Gordhan

30 March 2017 8:49 AM
According to reports, ANC top 6 leaders are divided on President Jacob Zuma's intention to axe Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

It has emerged that President Jacob Zuma presented an intelligence report to African National Congress (ANC) top six leaders to raise his concerns about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at a sitting of Cabinet on Wednesday.

According to reports, Zuma wants to axe Gordhan citing that he has a close relationship with "white capital monopoly".

However, the ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa and treasury, Zweli Mkhize are reportedly against the President's decision.

Chairperson Baleka Mbete and deputy secretary general, Jessie Duarte are said to support Zuma.

Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) Floyd Shivambu tweeted the alleged intelligence report that Zuma has against Gordhan.

It's a completely dodgy report. It's very similar to some of the so-called intelligence reports that have been associated with Zuma's administration.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

It appears that no one faction can stamp its authority unequivocally on the African National Congress as it stands.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

If the President is seen to be acting selectively, it is going to divide the ANC instead of uniting it, and President Jacob Zuma won't have that kind of authority he ought to have to be governing properly.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

Listen to more on Zuma's report here...


30 March 2017 8:49 AM