Zuma taking a huge gamble as he targets Gordhan

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President Jacob Zuma. (GCIS)
President Jacob Zuma. (GCIS)

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is taking a gamble as he ups the ante in his battle with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for control of the nation’s finances.

If he fires Gordhan, as he told Communist Party officials that he planned to do according to three people with knowledge of the matter, he risks a market meltdown and a revolt by opponents in the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

If he doesn’t, he’d appear weak as he seeks to secure his choice as successor as party leader in December.

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