The Treasury’s director-general Lungisa Fuzile confirmed reports that he had resigned, on Wednesday. Fuzile’s contract was due to end in May 2018; however, last week he asked former finance minister Pravin Gordhan for a redetermination of his contract, with the exit date of May 15 2017. His departure raises questions as to whether more of the Treasury’s senior officials might walk out, with reports of new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba bringing in more than 16 of the ministerial staff and advisers who served him in his previous post at the Department of Home Affairs.

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