Everything you need to know about David Masondo - SA's young new deputy minister of finance

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Also read: SA's new cabinet: Here's how much taxpayers will saveHe was a fierce Zuma critic Masondo served as Limpopo finance MEC for five months until December 2011 when former president Jacob Zuma placed the province under administration with the help of then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

 At the time, the usually soft-spoken Masondo lashed out against Zuma, accusing him of trying to undermine the province to silence opponents ahead of the Mangaung conference. Limpopo was a stronghold for Zuma foe Julius Malema, who was president of the ANC Youth League at the time.

"National Treasury was used to withhold funds due to the provincial government in order to create a cashflow crisis, to justify the disbandment of the provincial government,” Masondo told City Press.

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