“I’m here, I’m still finance minister” – SA FinMin Gordhan

PUBLISHED: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:07:06 GMT
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Pravin Gordhan tells CNBC Africa that he is still finance minister outside the North Gauteng High Court in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria.

“I’m here, I’m still finance minister,” said Pravin Gordhan.

This comes on the back of reports that the top six of SA’s ruling African National Congress party had approved the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe, one of the ANC’s top six, told Reuters he could not comment on the report.

ANN7 reported that Brian Molefe, ex-head of state utility Eskom, and former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, were not in the running to replace Gordhan.

(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia)

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