Brian Molefe
Brian Molefe

Molefe to be Minister of Finance - sources

By Adri Senekal de Wet Time of article published Mar 27, 2017

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Cape Town - Reliable sources revealed to Business Report Online

that former Eskom boss Brian Molefe will be appointed as South Africa's

Minister of Finance.

This is in addition to a cabinet reshuffle being

definitely on the cards.

The high-placed sources cannot be named as the news is

not yet public.

"As many as 9 ministers will be replaced" the

source said confidentially.

This follows the news posted on Business Report Online

earlier that "President Zuma instructed current Minister of Finance,

Pravin Grodhan and Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas to cancel the international

investment road show to the UK and US and return to South Africa

immediately". 

After this news broke, IOL reported that the rand

fell by around 1.7 percent to the dollar after President Jacob Zuma called off

the international trip.

Read also:  Gordhan to be recalled - sources

Gordhan, his deputy Mcebisi Jonas and business and labour

were on a week-long visit to the UK and US to drum up support for international

investments.

The international roadshow by Gordhan is one of the trips

he has been undertaking in the past few months to woo investors.

IOL also noted Gordhan’s recall intensified

speculation of a reshuffle in the Cabinet.

Molefe was widely tipped to have been sworn in as an MP

to replace Gordhan, who has seemingly raised Zuma’s ire by being at loggerheads

with the controversial Gupta family.

The Gupta’s are close friends of the president and have

been accused of state capture, which they have denied.

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