'Until found otherwise, Ramaphosa isn't barred from appointing Gordhan'

There is anticipation that President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday announce his Cabinet. The question is whether former public enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan will be in this Cabinet.

Read: Party politics hinders Ramaphosa from announcing his Cabinet says Dirk Kotze

Public Protector, Busiswe Mkhwebane released her report finding Gordhan guilty of improper conduct, regarding an early retirement payout for former South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

To discuss the imminent Cabinet announcement, Africa Melane chats to political analyst professor Lesiba Teffo.

There is an obsession with Pravin Gordhan, and I am beginning to have a sense of where it comes from, I suspect it comes from those people whose hands were found in the cookie jar - people engaged in maleficence and people who cannot thrive out of their expertise other than being tenderpreneurs.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political analyst

The man has done a good job as far as I am concerned. The man is not above the law and he must be subjected to due process.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political analyst

However, the law states that if one makes an appeal against a decision or the matter is taken under review, the status quo changes, adds Teffo.

So until found otherwise, the president is not barred from appointing Gordhan and I believe he is one of his trusted people and he cannot afford not to have him in his Cabinet.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, Political analyst

Teffo believes Gordhan is a principled man tailormade for the job in Cabinet.

Listen below to the full interview:


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