South African finance Minister Pravin Gordhan attends the funeral of late South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 29, 2017. / AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
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South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to sack his respected finance minister, a government coalition party confirmed Thursday, in a move which could split the African National Congress (ANC).Zuma has been at loggerheads with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for months, and this week abruptly ordered him to return home from a foreign investment trip as speculation rose of a dramatic political showdown.Zuma met with the SACP, which is a junior coalition partner of the dominant ANC, Monday.Zuma is due to step down as head of the party in December, ahead of the 2019 general election.Zuma's planned sacking of Gordhan may have been put on hold due to the death of celebrated anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, 87, Tuesday.
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