Zuma to be grilled in Parliament

President Jacob Zuma is set to appear before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to answer oral questions from opposition parties.

The President will come face to face with the opposition in parliament and is expected to answer questions about the investigation against Finance Minister Pravin Godhan and about its disastrous consequences on the country’s economic stability.

Earlier this month, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), confirmed that Gordhan was served with a summons and will be charged and prosecuted for fraud.

The NPA said the Minister is charged for approving early retirement for South African Revenue Service (Sars) suspended deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

Recently, Justice Minister Michael Masutha revealed that he and Zuma knew long ago that the Finance Minister was going to be prosecuted for fraud.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said they will be questioning why the charges were brought at such a crucial time for the country.

On the other hand At least 80 heads of top South African firms including Anglo American, Barclays Africa Group and Naspers want fraud charges against Gordhan to be dropped.

The corporate leaders joined opposition parties, analysts, and top leaders inside the ruling African National Congress, including Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who have publicly expressed support for Gordhan.


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