SOUTH AFRICA: NO WAR BETWEEN PRESIDENCY AND TREASURY, SAYS ZUMA

President Jacob Zuma says there is no war between the Presidency and Treasury. The President was responding to a question posed by DA leader Mmusi Maimane regarding statements made by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa that suggested friction within the government.

The President has been tackling tough questions from MPs in the national assembly, a day after settling his Nkandla bill.

The question also follows reports that the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, is being investigated by the Hawks, relating to a suspected rogue unit of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) when he was the head of the organisation.

"There is no war between the Presidency and the Treasury. I am clarifying that point. It must be as clear as anything - there is no war between the Presidency and the Treasury," Zuma assured, saying that he is dealing with whatever perceived issues there are.

The revival of the economy also took centre stage.

The President reiterated government's plan to revitalise the economy, adding that government, business and labour were working together to boost economic growth.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK