Gordhan confident he's doing a good job

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the support he receives from various quarters is important.

FILE: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says he has every reason to believe he should have confidence in doing his job, and that he's receiving strong messages of support from the public.

He was speaking at the Daily Maverick gathering in Midrand.

Gordhan says he's still in his job and believes he'll be in his job next week.

"Both the African National Congress and the Presidency are issues statements, which is unusual, saying they give us their support and goodwill."

He says the support he receives from various quarters is important.

"Above all, we get a lot of positive support from the public because that's the public we serve."

The finance minister appeared to wipe away a tear there when people clapped to express their support for him.