Gordhan: Dark clouds gathering

Gordhan: Dark clouds gathering

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called on the youth to become the next Nelson Mandelas, Walter Sisulus and Ahmed Kathradas.

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Gordhan told a memorial service for the late Kathrada in Cape Town it's become clear that dark clouds are gathering.


"It is quite clear that for many of us today that there are dark clouds that seem to be gathering on the horizon. As these clouds gather, we turn to figures like Comrade Kathy and ask how do we understand these clouds," said Gordhan.


Gordhan, however, said we will emerge from this time of uncertainty. 


"We will go beyond the current mini-crisis that we face and we will be able to deliver to South Africans, for ourselves, a much better democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa," said Gordhan.


Gordhan's comments come amid widespread calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down.


President's Zuma's dramatic cabinet reshuffle saw the recall of five ministers, including Gordhan.


The country's economy has felt the impact of the reshuffle, with ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgrading South African sovereign credit rating to junk status, citing political uncertainty as the main reason for the downgrade.


South Africans are expected to take to the streets tomorrow across the country, calling for the president to step down.

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