If Van Rooyen was so good, why did you drop him, Mr Zuma?

23 February 2016 - 02:17 By The Times Editorial

If David "Des" van Rooyen was the most qualified person to appoint as finance minister, why then, Mr President, did you remove him less than 72 hours later?We ask this question as we struggle to understand your decision to first appoint Van Rooyen and later remove him from the job.Yesterday, you added more confusion by trying to clarify your actions, which caused the country to lose billions in less than a week.

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