Ramaphosa defends Gordhan's character

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- all4women.co.za | 3 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded the character of the embattled Public Enterprises Minister but said that he could not comment on the findings of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane against the minister Ramaphosa said that Gordhan played a critical role in the liberation of South Africa from white minority rule and that he had appointed him to a crucial portfolio because of his proven track record.

“He has endured and withstood extreme pressure both under apartheid and during the democratic era,” he said in responding to the parliamentary debate on the presidency budget vote. But, addressing Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema directly, Ramaphosa said that he could not heed any political call to respond publicly to Mkhwebane’s adverse findings.

“If Minister Gordhan or any member of this administration has anything to answer to they must be held accountable.

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