'Zuma will ensure Cabinet reshuffle doesn't look like Nene/Van Rooyen Part 2'

Political analyst Nic Borain says it is difficult to predict which ministers will be replaced if President Jacob Zuma does a Cabinet reshuffle.

Borain says if Zuma reshuffles Cabinet he will portray it in a way that it does not reinforce the idea that this is a "Nene/Van Rooyen part 2".

The market is hanging and waiting for any news on this matter.

Nic Borain, political analyst

If they take out Mcebisi Jonas it's likely to be half way to taking out Pravin Gordhan, and it seems to be a very threatening move and on the way to the national reshuffle.

Nic Borain, political analyst

Borain says this may be a pre-emptive strike from the Zuma faction.

If he chooses to lock out the other faction from the succession process and try and decimate them at the conference, I think those going into a massive reshuffle now will realise this is the moment...they have to fight now.

Nic Borain, political analyst

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has returned to South Africa after being asked by the Presidency to return and cancel a roadshow to promote South Africa to investors in London.

President is my boss, if he asked me to come back I would come back.

Pravin Gordhan, Finance Minister

Yesterday we met about fifty investors... we have great faith in our economy.

Pravin Gordhan, Finance Minister

We also met the rating agencies, two of them face-to-face and gave them assurance about our economy.

Pravin Gordhan, Finance Minister

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