#GordhanGupta: Frenzy as Gordhan & Co unexpectedly pitches at court

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and an entourage from Treasury unexpectedly dropped in at court on the first day of the Gupta banks case. (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk2)
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and an entourage from Treasury unexpectedly dropped in at court on the first day of the Gupta banks case. (Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk2)

Pretoria – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan made an unexpected stop at the North Gauteng High Court across the road from his office in Pretoria on Tuesday, where lawyers were locked in debate after Gupta-owned Oakbay and Treasury could not make a deal.

Gordhan said he was still finance minister and said he couldn’t comment on why he was requested to return from the UK from an investor tour. He had earlier visited the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg to meet the leadership.

Rumours regarding his future as minister are spiking following President Jacob Zuma’s order requesting his immediate return to South Africa, only a day after he left for his investor roadshow. Gordhan told journalists to ask Zuma why he asked him to return.

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