Gordhan heads straight for Luthuli House on return from London
As rumours swirl of his imminent axing, the finance minister was seen entering the sixth floor, where ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe’s office is
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan headed straight to a meeting with ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe on his return to SA from London at President Jacob Zuma’s behest. Gordhan arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday morning and proceeded straight to Luthuli House. He was seen entering the sixth floor — which hosts Mantashe’s office. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said he could not comment because he was not at Luthuli House. It is unclear whether Gordhan is due to meet with Zuma at all on Tuesday, after the president ordered him to abort an important investor road show which was due to begin in London and continue to Boston and New York. Zuma’s spokesperson, Bongani Nqgulunga, said he was not aware of such a meeting. The president spent Tuesday morning locked in a meeting with the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Committee (PICC). The PICC includes 18 members of Cabinet‚ chaired by the Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Gordhan‚ as minister of finance‚ is not a ...
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