- Pravin Gordhan may be facing pressure to leave office but he is not without allies
- Several organisations have come out in firm support of the Public Enterprises Minister
- The ANC's National Executive Meeting is taking place over the weekend with all eyes on the politician in charge of the nation's entities
Pravin Gordhan's position in Cabinet has been called into question by politicians and citizens alike.
Nevertheless, several organisations have expressed their shock at the level of anger and resentment facing the Public Enterprises Minister.
With factions in the ANC allegedly calling for the veteran politician to stand down the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse and Business Leadership SA have all voiced their support.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions doesn't share their sentiments, calling for Gordhan's removal over claims he misled President Cyril Ramaphosa, reports the SABC.
Briefly.co.za reported that deputy president David Mabuza had insinuated both the board of Eskom and Gordhan should take the fall for feeding Ramaphosa incorrect information on the load-shedding crisis.
The ANC's NEC meeting and lekgotla are set to take place over the weekend and Gordhan will be giving the ruling party a report on the situations facing South African state-owned entities.
Party spokesperson Pule Mabe has denied the minister's fate will be up for discussion, adamant that Ramaphosa has the final say:
“The National Executive Committee has never sat and discussed individual deployees, we don’t do that. It is the prerogative of the President to deploy members of the executive. We have got full confidence in all our comrades we deploy, that serve in the NEC. We still believe in their ability to implement our resolutions as of the Elective Conference. All that is happening here including a report from comrade Pravin on the work they do to turn the situation around.”
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