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Makgoba supports Gordhan’s effort to stabilise economy

The Archbishop says the country faces a critical moral turning point.

FILE: Archbishop Thabo Makgoba. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has come out in strong support of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his efforts to stabilise the economy.

In a statement yesterday Gordhan spoke of a group of people trying to destabilise the country's economy.

Makgoba says he and a group of religious leaders met the minister and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas this week to discuss mutual concerns about where the country is headed.

The Archbishop says the country faces a critical moral turning point.

He asked whether South Africans want a society in which the economy grows for all, creating jobs and spreading wealth, or one in which a small number of politically-connected families appropriate public resources for their own benefit.

The clergyman says he's confident in Gordhan's ability to turn the economy around.

Makgoba, however, believes this cannot happen if the struggle over the use of public funds continues.

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