Budget 2021

Molefe's swearing-in on budget day 'premeditated hit on Gordhan'

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Cape Town – The fact that Brian Molefe will be sworn in on ‘budget day’ is clearly a premeditated political hit on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier said on Tuesday.

He was reacting to news that the former Eskom CEO will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament on Wednesday, the same day Gordhan is set to deliver his National Budget Speech.

Maynier and IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa, who both serve in Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance, told Fin24 on Tuesday Molefe could soon fill a vacancy in the committee as speculation increased that he is poised for a job at National Treasury. 

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