Personally and directly over the last 12 hours – R134.44
I have been bumbling along for a number of weeks now happy in the fact that the Rand seems to be stable and slowly dropping (see here for a #RandHealthCheck).
Then the bombshell dropped yesterday with reports that four former SARS officials have been asked to present themselves to the Hawks on Thursday at 10:00 am – these are are Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, former SARS Deputy Commissioner Ivan Pillay, Group Executive Johann van Loggerenberg and Pete Richer the former SARS head of strategic planning.
In May Gordhan released a public statement saying that earlier reports of his arrest had been distressing for him and his family and urged South Africans to “protect the integrity of the treasury”.
“I cannot believe that I’m being investigated and could possibly be charged for something I am innocent of. Throughout my 45 years of activism, I have worked for the advancement of the ANC, our Constitution and our democratic government,” he said.