Gordhan flies economy as government cuts costs
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flew economy on his way to Johannesburg from Sona 2016.
CAPE TOWN - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was spotted flying economy class on board a South African Airways (SAA) flight to Johannesburg from Cape Town.
Gordhan was returning from the State of the Nation Address where President Jacob Zuma announced measures to cut costs as the South African economy continues to struggle.
His picture which was shared on social media, received praise from South Africans.
Minister Pravin Gordhan flying coach shouldn't be a "wow" moment. ALL ministers should be doing the same @GovernmentZA— Bee (@izziewithaY) February 12, 2016
This is not the first time that Gordhan is flying economy class. Last September, he flew economy class to Durban.