'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

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