President Jacob Zuma believes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan went to London to meet with individuals wanting to overthrow the state‚ sources say. The information, contained in an “intelligence report”, resulted in Zuma calling Gordhan back from London and ordering Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas from going to the US to meet with investors, the sources say. TimesLIVE has reliably learnt that Zuma acted on the  “intelligence report” that claimed Gordhan and his deputy were to use the investor road show to mobilise prominent people in London and the US to act against the state. Sources say Zuma told this to the top six ANC leadership on Monday evening after he had already instructed Gordhan to return and the mission of government officials‚ businessmen and labour representatives to abort the week-long activities. Gordhan travelled with business leaders and trade unionists in an attempt to reassure investors and rating agencies about SA’s commitment to growing the economy and fis...

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