President Jacob Zuma’s scorched earth policy is in effect. A Cabinet reshuffle is the next weapon he is likely to deploy as he moves to capture the Treasury, and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been targeted as the next casualty. In the 10 months since Gordhan’s reappointment was foisted on Zuma, it has been glaringly obvious that the president and those seeking control of the nation’s purse have not been defeated. Gordhan has been isolated from the president and the Cabinet.


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