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Coovadia: Firing of Gordhan not a political issue

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Cape Town - The firing of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan is not a political issue, but a national one, Cas Coovadia, chair of the Banking Association of SA (BASA) and part of the CEO Initiative, told Fin24 on Friday.

"Capable ministers and deputy ministers are being removed based on unintelligible intelligence reports, while some ministers who courts declared are not doing their work are retained. Then we have to ask why and what the impact will be," said Coovadia.

He pointed out that Gordan had said at a press conference earlier on Friday that South Africa is at a junction where there are forces at play that don't appear to have national interests on the agenda.

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