President Zuma asks Gordhan and Mcebisi to return from overseas trip

Ziyanda Ngcobo, Eye Witness News reporter, says Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan cited his intentions to return early from his trip to an investor roadshow.

Ngcobo says that the President has to be informed two weeks prior to any planned official visit abroad according to government's ministerial handbook.

We also have confirmation now that by the 24th of March, Naledi Pandor had already been appointed finance minister

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

Ngcobo says Pandor's appointment as acting finance minister suggests that President Jacob Zuma knew that Gordhan would be out of the country.

The exact reason Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas were instructed to cut their trip short has not yet been confirmed.

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