Gwede Mantashe rallies behind Mboweni’s plan

ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has come to the defence of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s recently released economic transformation policy document saying instead of rejecting it, critics should engage it and contribute their own ideas.

The Mineral Resources and Energy minister was addressing the 30th anniversary rally of Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Poprcu), which during its four-day elective conference this week called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire Mboweni.

The event took place in Durban on Saturday after the conference ended on Friday by re-electing Zizamele Cebekhulu as Popcru president.

Mantashe said if Mboweni’s document was thoroughly engaged it would grow the economy. He said the ANC had complained to Mboweni that the document was silent on complex issues of mining.

“I am inviting all our allies to engage with ideas, not processes.

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