for subscribers

Apartheid torture steeled Gordhan for political warfare

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (Netwerk24)
Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (Netwerk24)

Cape Town - Pravin Gordhan was detained three times as he worked to bring an end to apartheid in South Africa, enduring beatings and suffocation at the hands of the police. He revealed no secrets.

Now Gordhan, in his second stint as finance minister, is demonstrating equal resolve in a standoff with his boss, President Jacob Zuma. They are at loggerheads over how the South African Revenue Service (Sars) is managed and over nuclear-power expansion.

Prosecutors dropped fraud charges against Gordhan on Monday, though they are still investigating allegations that he oversaw the establishment of an illicit investigative unit as head of the tax agency almost a decade ago.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
ZAR/USD
15.32
(-0.52)
ZAR/GBP
20.47
(-0.09)
ZAR/EUR
18.48
(-0.45)
ZAR/AUD
11.32
(-0.61)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.19)
Gold
1823.81
(+0.76)
Silver
24.08
(+1.27)
Platinum
998.00
(+0.50)
Brent Crude
47.23
(-0.96)
Palladium
2407.00
(+0.89)
All Share
57904.88
(+0.69)
Top 40
53163.45
(+0.76)
Financial 15
11338.91
(+0.90)
Industrial 25
79267.08
(+0.25)
Resource 10
54289.80
(+1.36)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, and I've gotten it.
21% - 367 votes
No, I did not.
51% - 890 votes
My landlord refused
28% - 478 votes
Vote