Budget 2021

Gordhan stays on track amid Molefe's MP play

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Gallo)
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Despite efforts to put pressure on him, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was not expected to pronounce any new radical economic spending in this year’s budget.

Staffers told sister publication City Press Gordhan was going about his business as usual, even after the news that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe was to be sworn in as an MP.

Molefe, who served as a deputy director general at the National Treasury, is widely speculated to be a strong contender for the position of finance minister should Gordhan be ousted.

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