President Jacob Zuma told a group of journalists who are members of the Presidential Press Corps (PPC) that David Douglas Des Van Rooyen as finance minister, was the most qualified minister he has ever appointed to hold that portfolio.
The president was speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Presidential Press Corps (PPC) in Pretoria on Monday. He also committed to have regular and candid briefings with the media through PPC.
Barry Bateman of the Eye Witness News says the President also said that he would’ve explained his decision if he was given an opportunity.
Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show: