Cabinet Reshuffle: South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, Sacks Finance Minister Gordham

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South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma sacked finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle after days of speculation that has rocked the country’s markets and currency, replacing him with home affairs head Malusi Gigaba.

A statement from the president’s office just after midnight on Thursday said Zuma had also appointed Sfiso Buthelezi as Deputy Finance Minister replacing Mcebisi Jonas.

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