Cyril Ramaphosa stands by Pravin Gordhan, says he is a man of integrity

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- businesslive.co.za | 3 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa came out in strong support of public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday in parliament, saying the minister is a person of commitment and integrity.

The EFF has been calling for Gordhan to be removed from his position following a controversial finding by under-fire public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane over the setting up of the so-called SA Revenue Service (Sars) “rogue unit”. In his presidency budget vote speech in Parliament on Wednesday, EFF leader Julius Malema said “the public protector has confirmed what we all know, that there is an unlawful, illegal and extremely dangerous intelligence unit that was established by Mr Pravin Gordhan in his previous job as Sars commissioner.

“Speaker, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, the centre is not holding, things are falling apart, and SA is being auctioned off to a very dangerous minority that has private intelligence in service of its interests,” said Malema.

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