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ANC not happy with #CabinetReshuffle, says Mantashe

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe File picture: Nhlanhla Phillips/Independent Media

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe File picture: Nhlanhla Phillips/Independent Media

Published Mar 31, 2017

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Johannesburg – ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the party was unhappy with President Jacob Zuma's decision to fire Pravin Gordhan as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle that has rocked South Africa's markets and currency.

"We were given a list that was complete, and in my own view as a secretary I felt like this list has been developed somewhere else and was given to us to legitimise it," Mantashe told Talk Radio 702.

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"The process made me a little bit jittery and uncomfortable," Mantashe, who is the second most powerful individual in the ANC after Zuma, said on Friday.

Reuters

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