Mkhwebane-Gordhan fight may rattle Cyril's reforms

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NEWS ANALYSISThe outcome of the legal battle between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will have profound implications for President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC and the public protector.

It has the potential to unsettle the renewal project that has characterised Ramaphosa’s administration thus far. Two adverse findings by Mkhwebane against Gordhan have already emboldened Ramaphosa’s opponents in his own party, and her investigation into the funding of his presidential campaign is still pending.

The Economic Freedom Fighters, who lodged the complaint against Gordhan, has not been secretive about its motives: “In Pravin Gordhan we want to show how corrupt the ANC is.

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