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Cape Town – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan threatened to resign ahead of his crucial Budget Address over an alleged clash with South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane and ultimately a “proxy war” with President Jacob Zuma, reports said on Friday.

His threat reportedly emerged after the Hawks sent Gordhan a letter, questioning him over his role in the alleged rogue unit at Sars during his tenure as commissioner from 1999 to 2009, according to reports in Business Day and the Mail & Guardian (M&G) on Friday.

“At the heart of the battle is the recapturing of Sars from perceived Zuma allies,” the M&G said.

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