LONDON, March 27 South Africa's Finance Minister
Pravin Gordhan said on Monday he had not been recalled to South
Africa by his President, but "asked to come back home" and had
been planning to do so anyway.
The South African President's office said in a statement on
Monday that President Jacob Zuma had instructed his finance
minister to return immediately from an investor roadshow to
Britain and the United States, without giving a reason for the
Gordhan, asked by Reuters on the sidelines of investor
meetings if he would return said "yes", adding he had not
planned to be part of the U.S. leg of the investor roadshow
anyway. He declined comment on reasons for his recall and, asked
if he expected a cabinet reshuffle, said: "That's the boss'
A South African delegation was due to hold meetings in
London on Monday and Tuesday, then Boston on Wednesday and New
York on Thursday and Friday.
(Reporting by Sujata Rao and Marc Jones, writing by Karin
Strohecker. Edited by Mike Dolan)