Zuma showed 'bold leadership' - ANC

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma's willingness to reconsider his decision to appoint David van Rooyen as finance minister demonstrated "bold leadership", the ANC said on Tuesday.

"The president's willingness to change deployment... demonstrated bold leadership bringing certainty and [assurance] to the finance portfolio," deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte told reporters in Johannesburg.

She was giving feedback on a national working committee of the African National Congress, squashing rumours on social media that Zuma had been recalled as president.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said a number of hoax statements had been doing the rounds, saying Zuma had been recalled.

Zuma sacked Nhlanhla Nene last week, and appointed Van Rooyen as finance minister, but then after an outcry - both publicly and from within the ANC - removed Van Rooyen on Sunday and appointed Pravin Gordhan as the new finance minister.

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