Party leader Mmusi Maimane recently led the Democratic Alliance in a march outside Treasury in Pretoria, and handed over a memorandum calling for the resignation of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
The march follows several findings into state capture reports, that indicate the alleged involvement of Gigaba and the Gupta family into state matters.
In his defence, Gigaba told journalists on Sunday afternoon that he has every right to be SA’s finance minister, because he used to drive a taxi and he did accounting in high school.
“ALL THAT IS REQUIRED TO DO THIS JOB IS A LITTLE BIT OF ACCOUNTING AND I DID THAT IN HIGH SCHOOL. I WAS NOT AN ‘A’ STUDENT AND I DID NOT DO IT IN VARSITY, BUT I USED TO COUNT MONEY A LOT WHEN I WAS A TAXI DRIVER. SO NO ONE CAN TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT FINANCES. I CAN COUNT MONEY IN MY SLEEP. I ASSURE YOU I CAN EVEN COUNT MONEY WITH MY FEET. I KNOW THIS JOB, THAT’S WHY I AM THE MINISTER AND I WILL NEVER RESIGN.” GIGABA SAID.