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Gordhan and Jonas bid Treasury staff farewell

Outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas have bid farewell to their colleagues in Pretoria a short while ago.

Outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas speak outside Treasury after being axed in a Cabinet reshuffle. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

PRETORIA – National Treasury Director-General Lungisa Fuzile has thanked Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas for helping staff understand that it matters to stand for what is right.

Gordhan and Jonas have bid farewell to their colleagues in Pretoria a short while ago.

They were part of seven ministers and deputies who were sacked by President Jacob Zuma in an early morning Cabinet reshuffle.

Gordhan has asked staff members to remain professional and respectful at all times.

He’s also appealed for workers to give newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his deputy Sfiso Buthelezi a warm welcome as they are expected at the offices later on Friday.

Meanwhile, outside Treasury, about 100 people have gathered to show support for Gordhan.

While Gordhan addressed staff inside the Treasury offices, a growing group of demonstrators could be heard chanting “hands off Treasury”.

Rapturous applause can occasionally be heard from inside the building, where the former minister was saying goodbye to staff.

The protesters are wearing Save SA t-shirts and waving banners saying “Integrity Must Rise” while the South African flag also features prominently.

Zwelinzima Vavi and Zelda la Grange are among those gathered.

At same time, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly described the move to fire Gordhan as finance minister as unacceptable.

Gordhan is expected to brief the media in the next hour.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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