Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas refused to answer whether former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has the integrity to take over as finance minister or deputy finance minister.
I must confess that I know Brian very well. I have come a long way with him.— Mcebisi Jonas, deputy finance minister
Those who take a decision will have to explain to the nation on what basis are they taking those decisions.— Mcebisi Jonas, deputy finance minister
Jonas hinted at the budget speech to be delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the National Assembly at 2pm on Wednesday 22 February saying it will be a pro-poor budget.
He has argued that more emphasis needs to be put on projects that promote economic growth because as he sees how the slow economic growth has become an absolute norm.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
He says that needs to change, by mobilising society, not just government, behind a new agenda to tackle this issue.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
Listen to the audio below to hear more about tomorrow's budget speech...