The Democratic Alliance (DA) has gathered outside the National Treasury headquarters in Pretoria ahead of Monetary Policy Committee's rates announcement.
EWN senior reporter Barry Bateman says that the DA is there to defend the Treasury which they believe has been captured by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
The picket today was to show support for the Treasury, to demand that it not be captured and that it be relinquished from the hands of those people in government that have certain connections to a certain family.— Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter
DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, believes that Gigaba is the stumbling block to economic growth and has been put in the Treasury to ensure only certain people benefit.
Various leaders attended the picket showing strong support from all levels within the DA.
Bateman says that the protest today is unlikely to have any real effect, but it will keep up the noise of the DA's agenda to put pressure on Gigaba to make the right decisions and put the country on a path to economic growth.
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