Sanco blasts calls for minister Pravin to step down

2016-10-13 06:00

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Wednesday slammed calls for the Minister of Finance,Pravin Gordhan to step down or be removed from cabinet.

“Such myopic calls which ignore the principle of innocent until proven guilty will only serve to fuel perceptions that state institutions are being used to settle political scores and that factionalism is behind the spurious charges leveled against the Minister of Finance,”said SANCO National Spokesperson,Jabu Mahlangu welcoming President Zuma’s support for the Minister.

Mahlangu called for consistency and questioned the timing of the charges on the eve of the Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement to be presented by Minister Pravin in two weeks time. He said that there should be serious consequences for the National Prosecution Authority(NPA) and the Hawks if the charges against Gordhan do not stand in the court of law.

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