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Finance Minister Godongwana Says He Will Step Aside if Charged

SOUTH AFRICA

Some further details on the South African Finance Minister headline:

  • Godongwana says if the National Prosecuting Authority charges him with sexual harassment “the ANC policy is ‘I must step side.’ Simple. I am a member,” Business Day reports, citing an interview with the minister.
  • The docket was handed over to the prosecuting authority on Monday, a day after Godongwana issued a statement denying the alleged harassment took place.
  • The EFF has called for Godongwana’s removal from the Cabinet.
  • The allegations come two months before he is scheduled to present the government’s medium-term budget policy statement.
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Some further details on the South African Finance Minister headline:

  • Godongwana says if the National Prosecuting Authority charges him with sexual harassment “the ANC policy is ‘I must step side.’ Simple. I am a member,” Business Day reports, citing an interview with the minister.
  • The docket was handed over to the prosecuting authority on Monday, a day after Godongwana issued a statement denying the alleged harassment took place.
  • The EFF has called for Godongwana’s removal from the Cabinet.
  • The allegations come two months before he is scheduled to present the government’s medium-term budget policy statement.