Business Unity slams EFF call for Gordhan's removal as opportunistic

Business Unity slams EFF call for Gordhan's removal as opportunistic

While Pravin Gordhan is facing increased calls for his removal from office, Business Unity SA has weighed in. The group says the Economic Freedom Fighters are simply being opportunistic.

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Business Unity South Africa has slammed the Red Beret's calls for Pravin Gordhan's removal as opportunistic. reported that the Public Enterprises Minister faced calls for his entire department to be scrapped in addition to his removal at the ANC's National Executive Committee meeting.

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe had allegedly called for Eskom to be shifted to his department.

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Business Unity SA president Sipho Pityana says it is confident President Cyril Ramaphosa will make an informed call on the nation's state-owned entities and not rely on impulses:

“We need to be very thoughtful about this. We have had discussions with the president and appreciate the fact that he understands there must be a much more comprehensive rethink of SOEs, not an impulsive approach."

Julius Malema had laid down the gauntlet when he called on Ramaphosa to remove Gordhan from office, least the president wishes to have the wrath of the EFF turned upon himself.

But ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe has insisted that the final call over the appointment and removal of ministers lies solely with the nation's leader.

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