President Jacob Zuma is taking the hot seat in Parliament this week, where he will be asked about the risks to the economy of the investigation against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is due to appear in court on November 2 on fraud charges in connection with former South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement payout. On Tuesday, the DA is to ask Zuma about the implications of the investigation against the finance minister on the country’s economic stability. The Gordhan issue has divided the ANC and the Cabinet, with some in the party arguing that state institutions are being used to fight political battles. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed confidence in Gordhan, while Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday the Cabinet was behind Gordhan because of the principle of innocent until proven guilty. The ANC in Parliament will also ask Zuma about the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Coordinating Council in li...

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