'End the war against Pravin Gordhan!' – SA academics in open letter

The Hawks – and indirectly the President – are destroying all the efforts of South Africans who are committed to make sure that poverty, inequality and unemployment is resolved.

Lumkile Mondi

We’re really urging our President to put the country and the economy first.

Lumkile Mondi

In December, 70 senior academic economists wrote an open letter expressing their outrage following President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Now these same academics have written yet another - this time about the Hawks investigation into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Click here to read the open letter.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Lumkile Mondi, Senior Lecturer at School of Economics and Business Science of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mondi is one of the signatories of the open letter.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We are very concerned about the state of the economy.

Lumkile Mondi

Inflation came down due to the rand being stronger. However, these actions by the Hawks may see us going into a recession.

Lumkile Mondi

There are too many agendas not in the interest of addressing the economic challenges of the country.

Lumkile Mondi

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

Read More
Mark Heywood (SECTION27, Treatment Action Campaign) opens up about money

Mark Heywood (SECTION27, Treatment Action Campaign) opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the famed activist about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Speaking truth to power… Meet corruption buster Advocate Paul Hoffman

Speaking truth to power… Meet corruption buster Advocate Paul Hoffman

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the Accountability Now director about his book, “Confronting the Corrupt”.

3 wealth-boosting (small and mid-cap) stock picks

3 wealth-boosting (small and mid-cap) stock picks

Looking for a hot tip (or three)? Small and Medium Market Cap Analyst Anthony Clark reckons you’d do well to look into these...

‘It’s not about Gordhan; it’s about how we fight corruption’ - Section 27

‘It’s not about Gordhan; it’s about how we fight corruption’ - Section 27

Section 27's Mark Heywood spent Thursday on the steps of the Hawks’ offices in solidarity with the Finance Minister.

5 ways Pravin Gordhan stepped up to save us from a downgrade

5 ways Pravin Gordhan stepped up to save us from a downgrade

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Citadel Chief Strategist Dr Adrian Saville.

‘HANDS OFF PRAVIN!’ – SA Inc.

‘HANDS OFF PRAVIN!’ – SA Inc.

Bruce Whitfield interviews business leaders for their response to the Hawks summons to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Popular articles
I paid for it, says Police Commissioner Phahlane. No you didn't, says Ipid

I paid for it, says Police Commissioner Phahlane. No you didn't, says Ipid

John Maytham interviews EWN’s Barry Bateman about the allegations against the Acting National Police Commissioner.

Orcas spotted in Langebaan Lagoon must've been hunting, says conservationist

Orcas spotted in Langebaan Lagoon must've been hunting, says conservationist

Capetonians are accustomed to seeing whales playing along the coast, but it is very rare to hear of orcas in the Langebaan Lagoon.

Photographer captures Cape's dwindling dam levels with a drone

Photographer captures Cape's dwindling dam levels with a drone

The latest figures show dam levels at 36.8%, which means they could run almost empty by the time 2017 the winter rains come.

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Chief Fire Officer at Overberg District Municipality says arson is a problem they are all too familiar with.

Find out what the city-approved borehole sign looks like

Find out what the city-approved borehole sign looks like

Cape Town residents are concerned that residents might be wasting water and lying about having boreholes by using fake signs.

Meet Chuma Somdaka, a homeless artist who blogs about art

Meet Chuma Somdaka, a homeless artist who blogs about art

Chuma spends her days making art and her nights on a bench in The Company's Garden in Cape Town where she displays her artwork.