Gwede Mantashe (Deaan Vivier, Netwerk24)

Gwede Mantashe (Deaan Vivier, Netwerk24)

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma’s recalling

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an overseas trip has nothing to do with the African National Congress, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

The ANC knew nothing about the decision as it was a government matter, he told reporters at a briefing about the ANC’s national executive committee meeting.

Earlier, the Presidency said both Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas had been instructed to return from an investor roadshow trip to London, Boston and New York. No reason was given.

The move fuelled speculation that Zuma was preparing to reshuffle his Cabinet.

Mantashe said they had yet to have their weekly meeting with the ANC’s top six officials to get a