DA And EFF Prepare To Roast Zuma For Toying With The Finance Ministry


It isn’t over till they say it’s over, and obviously not enough until they say it’s enough. The opposition parties are out to impress on the President that they are the watchdogs and will hold him accountable and responsible for his actions.

Zuma will be having another tough time in Parliament next week where he’ll answer questions about the strife between him and the Finance Minister – Pravin Gordhan and the unceremonious removal of Nhlanhla Nene – the previous Minister of Finance.

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BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the DA leader Mmusi Maimane in the questions sent to the president which he’ll be responding to in the National Assembly next week, demanded for a detailed explanation on the president’s decision to remove Nene.

Maimane wants Zuma to respond on what made him recall Gordhan as the Finance Minister and who the president consulted before the reappointment.

Similarly, the EFF lord, Julius Malema wants Zuma to name who influenced his decision to axe Nene. For according to the EFF leader, the president’s decision was engineered by some entities who directed the president to remove Nene from the finance portfolio.

Zuma had previously dismissed insinuations about an ongoing strife between him and Parvin Gordhan. He then, related that he’ll intervene and resolve the differences between the Finance Minister and Tom Moyane – South African Revenue Service (SARS) boss.

If you recall, the relationship between the Finance guy and the SARS dude deteriorated when they refused to agree on the restructuring of SARS. Mr president is yet to take any action in that regards and that, raised speculations that Gordhan is being politically haunted.

Nathi Nhleko, the Police Minister has nonetheless, stated that there’s no rigorous scheme to find faults with Gordhan on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public.   

According to Nhleko, the Hawks issue was just about the need to clarify on the existence of the “rogue unit”, and that Hawks investigation is aimed at determining if there was a Cabinet decision to endorse the establishment of the unit, IOL reports.

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