Archbishop comes to defence of South Africa’s finance minister

By Gavin Drake
Posted Sep 14, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has published an open letter affirming his support for South Africa’s embattled finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The minister is being investigated by police to see if he used the tax system to spy on politicians, including the country’s president, Jacob Zuma. Zuma was heavily criticized earlier this year after a judge ruled that he had misused up to R246 million South African Rand (approximately $17.16 million) of public funds for improvements to his private home, Nkandla, under the guise of security.

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