And they say newspapers are dead‚ as one journalist quipped. A Sunday Times article‚ it turns out‚ may have pushed President Jacob Zuma to get rid of his trusted finance minister Pravin Gordhan. At a media briefing on Wednesday‚ ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe suggested that a newspaper article referring to "President Gordhan" had contributed to tension between Zuma and Gordhan. Mantashe said the article was published around the time of the World Economic Forum in Davos‚ Switzerland‚ which took place in January this year. "Just to highlight this tension … I don’t know if you remember … when a South African delegation went to the World Economic Forum‚ there was a big article here‚ which was talking about Pravin and said we can as well call him President Gordhan‚" Mantashe said. "If you remember that article‚ you will appreciate the tensions between a minister and a president." It’s "President Gordhan" at Davos‚ the headline of the article read. It was published in the Business T...

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