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'South Africans must move on from finance minister reshuffles'

The ANC’s Zizi Kodwa says South Africans must realise that several issues are affecting the rand.

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Pravin Gordhan attended a briefing on the state of Johannesburg's water situation on 12 November 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.
President Jacob Zuma,Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan,Nhlanhla Nene removed as the finance minister,Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene,Finance Minister David van Rooyen,David Van Rooyen new finance minister
Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) says the country must ‘move on’ from President Jacob Zuma's decision to appoint a new finance minister and then re-appoint former finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

The unexpected move late last year to replace Nhlanhla Nene with David van Rooyen raised concerns and the rand was affected.

Zuma then changed his mind and reappointed Gordhan as finance minister.

While the rand is still weak and is being affected by a number of global issues, economists are still raising concerns about how domestic issues can affect the strength of the rand.

The ANC’s Zizi Kodwa says South Africans must realise that several issues are affecting the rand.

“I think that issue is water under the bridge now. We have a new minister of finance and I think if you understand the impact and how our rand, particularly economy is affected… We are part of a global village. We are affected by circumstances, not of our own making.”

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)


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