Zuma South Africa's president not pressured to appoint Gordhan, ruling party says

"Clearly the President has listened," party spokesman Zizi Kodwa told 702 Radio. "Given the sensitivity of the portfolio, he needed a much more experienced leadership."

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks during a Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Sandton, Johannesburg, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko play South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks during a Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Sandton, Johannesburg, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (Reuters)
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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was not pushed into appointing Pravin Gordhan as the new finance minister, the ruling African National Congress party said on Monday.

"Clearly the President has listened," party spokesman Zizi Kodwa told 702 Radio. "Given the sensitivity of the portfolio, he needed a much more experienced leadership."

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