Cape Town – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba told Treasury staff to “forget all the noise outside” as he believes the negative reaction to his appointment will pass.
The former Home Affairs minister’s statement comes as Save SA continues its “occupation of Treasury” outside his headquarters in Pretoria on Church Square and following rating agency Standard & Poor's downgrade of South Africa's sovereign bonds to non-investment grade, or junk status.
“Forget all the noise outside. Do your jobs. What you see and hear will pass. Change brings with it such anxieties,” Treasury quoted him as saying on Twitter on Tuesday.