Mkhwebane-Gordhan saga could split the ANC down the middle again

- | 8 months ago

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane may have set President Cyril Ramaphosa up for an attack from within the ANC over the future of Pravin Gordhan.

“I think she is under exceptional pressure following the DA’s case last week and, if she loses this case against Gordhan, this could be her third strike,” political analyst Daniel Silke said, following news Gordhan had filed the application to review Mkhwebane’s finding that he had acted unconstitutionally on the Ivan Pillay matter. Silke said this could stir up divisions within the governing ANC, given that a large number of caucus members promoted her to the Chapter 9 position.

“If she loses the Gordhan case, it does not necessarily mean the party will have a cohesive view on prompting her removal.

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