PICS: All smiles as Gordhan, Zuma work in meeting

2016-06-08 07:17
(Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)

(Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)

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Cape Town - The presidency released four photos on Tuesday night of a seemingly jovial President Jacob Zuma and equally content Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan working together.

The pair were snapped along with other members of their teams in a meeting to discuss the country’s economy.

The pictures were released on Twitter on Tuesday amid reports of a fractious proxy battle between the pair since Gordhan’s appointment as Minister of Finance in December 2015.

The Presidency has previously described the media’s coverage of the pair’s supposed 'war' as a "toxic narrative".

Presidency spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga last month said the narrative was being peddled in local and foreign media.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe though in May said media reports portraying Gordhan as an “institution on his own”, instead of a minister under Zuma, was putting the finance minister in a "dangerous position".

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 (Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)
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