Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi File picture: Terry Haywood/Independent Media
Parliament – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered an honest budget describing "everything as it is", Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Wednesday.

Speaking shortly after Gordhan delivered his Budget speech, Buthelezi said Gordhan was frank about the country's low growth rate and the problems associated with trying to ensure the economy was more inclusive. 

"I really don't think I myself would have been more clever or done better but I think that he was really honest," he aid.

"He didn't try some sleight of hand politics, trying to deceive us."