Cape Town - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said he has the support of the cabinet to do his job, even as he can’t give any assurances that he won’t be arrested for espionage.
“I am in the job, I have the confidence of cabinet,” Gordhan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in London on Thursday. “I am in the job because the president requires me to be in the job.”
The Sunday Times reported last month that Gordhan and other former senior tax officials were at risk of being arrested on espionage charges for helping establish a “rogue” investigative unit when he headed the revenue service. The National Prosecuting Authority denied the report. President Jacob Zuma's office has denied reports of a campaign to undermine Gordhan.