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Is Gordhan/Moyane stand-off linked to alleged Zuma Cabinet shuffle?

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Cape Town – Speculation that President Jacob Zuma will fire Pravin Gordhan in a Cabinet reshuffle at the end of January could be related to the finance minister's professed lack of reliance in South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane.

This is according to Democratic Alliance deputy finance chief Alf Lees, who said on Friday “Gordhan’s removal might be the end goal here”.

“If Gordhan is not an effective minister of finance - as he does not get cooperation from Sars and others - then how can he actually do the job?

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