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Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada implored President Jacob Zuma to resign – in an open letter – not long after he controversially axed Nhlanhla Nene as minister of finance. Nene’s removal from Cabinet‚ and disastrous replacement by David van Rooyen‚ plunged the country into a period of uncertainty and turmoil. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces an uncertain future on Tuesday - the day his legal team fights a court battle with several Gupta family-owned companies over the closure of their bank accounts in South Africa. Zuma has recalled Gordhan‚ at short notice‚ from an overseas roadshow‚ fuelling speculation of a possible Cabinet reshuffle that could again cause political and economic turbulence. Kathrada’s letter‚ written almost a year ago‚ still speaks to the current state of affairs in South Africa. In case you missed it, here it is: Dear Comrade President Zuma, I have agonised for a while before writing this letter to you. I am just a rank-and-file member of my ANC branch. Howe...

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