The ongoing public spats around the Hawks and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan brought confusion and frustration amongst South Africans and the economy.
What is the ruling party saying about the situation?
Zizi Kodwa, spokesperson of the ANC says they've warned against what is happening between the Hawks and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan when it started.
Kodwa says when the Hawks first sent the Minister 27 questions to answer, the ANC asked if these issues can't be dealt with quietly without the public glare because it hurts the economy and doesn't promote public confidence.
What is happening now is what we warned against because there's been media and public trials. Some people have been fouled in the court of public opinion without even understanding the substance of this issues.— Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson of the ANC
Kodwa says it is important that the law enforcement agencies act within the law, saying there are issues that are unnatural in the Hawks investigation. He says the situation hurts the economy and somehow suggests that there must be some motive that has nothing to do with criminality.
We are making a call that all people involved, stakeholders or individuals, must cooperate with investigations.— Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson of the ANC
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