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Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe "commended" Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for his work on Friday, on the same day that a newspaper reported he threatened to resign shortly before delivering his Budget Speech.

"The ANC commends (the) minister of finance and his team for the hard work and the energy that they invested thus far. We further reiterate our full confidence in the minister and his team for the work they continue to do," Mantashe said in a statement.

The ruling party was "extremely concerned" about reports that the Hawks sent questions to Gordhan four days before his Budget Speech about his knowledge of a rogue unit at the SA Revenue Services.

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