Columnist and commentator Max du Preez says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba faces a dilemma if he has aspirations of being president in the future.
While he's been pegged as ANC's "golden boy", Gigaba will have to distance himself from President Jacob Zuma's alleged cabal, du Preez explains.
Du Preez says that if Gigaba wants a bright political future, he will have to help restore economic and political confidence in South Africa.
This may include having to veto the Russian nuclear power plans and severing his loyalties to Zuma and the Guptas.
He must know that if he keeps on doing the bidding of Zuma's inner circle, that our economy would implode.— Max du Preez, columnist
He's a torn person and he plays it by ear everyday.— Max du Preez, columnist
I think he's waiting to see what happens in December [at ANC's elective conference].— Max du Preez, columnist
He's saying we can't afford nuclear. He knows that Zuma, David Mahlobo and Russian President Vladimir Putin want us to go nuclear very soon.— Max du Preez, columnist
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