A Call for Clarification regarding the Minister of Finance
The leadership of the AFM of SA notes with great concern the unexplained recall of the Minister of Finance, Mr. Pravin Gordhan, the Deputy Minister of Finance Mr. Mcebisi Jonas and the Director General Mr. Lungisa Fuzile, from investor roadshows in the UK and in the USA. While we fully understand and accept the prerogative of the Presidency to do so, we question the manner in which it was done.
The action on the part of the Presidency to abruptly end the investor roadshows has created a situation of suspense and uncertainty in the country. This may have an adverse economic impact. In the current circumstances it would be virtuous of the president to clarify any uncertainty regarding this matter. Our country needs a strong inclusive economy in order to deal with current levels of unemployment and poverty. It is the responsibility of the Government to create and sustain a conducive environment for investment and economic stability.
We call upon the Government to display transparency when exercising state authority. Moving forward, we also call upon our Government to display prudent and responsible leadership over the country’s fiscus and economy. We further call on our pastors and members to bring the current situation of uncertainty to God in prayer this coming Sunday.
ISSUED BY PASTOR M.G. MAHLOBO - PRESIDENT OF THE APOSTOLIC FAITH MISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA