Stephen Grootes on the path to ANC policy conference: 'It's all about pressure'

EWN senior reporter and the host of The Midday Report Stephen Grootes breaks down the path to the upcoming ANC policy conference in June.

The ANC NEC released a statement about an upcoming meeting to discuss policy documents which are then distributed to branches for discussion in the lead up to June.

But this morning a number of ANC leaders told EWN reporter Clement Manyathela that they planned to use this meeting to bring up the position of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.

The NEC meeting will be complicated, says Grootes.

With close to 90 people in the room, it's hard to know what could really happen.

Stephen Grootes, Senior reporter EWN

And the banking collusion scandal?

I don't think you can conflate the banking issue and the Gordhan issue. The banking issue happened before his watch.

Stephen Grootes, Senior reporter EWN

This morning, Jackson Mthembu took to social media showing his support for Gordhan in the ministry tweeting: "Min. Pravin Ghordan delivers his budget speech this coming Wednesday . He is a capable minister worthy of the position he holds.

Grootes referred to Aubrey Matshiqi's comments earlier on the Midday report that there are two opposing forces and neither are sure they can have their way or prevent the ANC being irreparably damaged if Gordhan was fired.

Take a listen to Stephen Grootes's insightful analysis of the ANC and the path to the June policy conference and his thoughts around the Brian Molefe move to Parliament:


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