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South Africa: Ex-finance minister Pravin Gordhan warns ANC will lose power

Power play: Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan (Reuters)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

SOUTH AFRICA’S former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, who was dramatically fired by president Jacob Zuma, has warned that the ruling ANC party could lose power in the next election. Indian-origin Gordhan – widely seen as a bulwark against government corruption in South Africa – also appeared to back deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma. “I think there are many of us who are extremely worried that if we continue as we are in the African National Congress (ANC), we are likely to lose the 2019 elections,” Gordhan told CNN late yesterday (27). “If we, like any business organisation or…

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