“Minister Gordhan has had a stellar career in the public service, firstly as the most enterprising and successful governor of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), under whose leadership revenue collection was at its maximum, and as the minister of both finance and Cogta.
“We will draw inspiration, lessons and mentorship in terms of good governance and financial prudence from his wealth of experience as a dedicated and committed civil servant,” Nawa said.
A team of administrators and senior managers had met Gordhan twice and more engagements were planned. “He has provided guidance on what needs to be done to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
“Of all the metros in Gauteng, Tshwane has the fewest infections due to the efforts we have put in place, and we would like to appeal to our communities to observe the lockdown regulations and stop having house parties and exceeding the number of mourners permitted at funerals.
“We can defeat this killer virus if we behave accordingly. Let’s continue to wear cloth face masks, sanitise, wash our hands with soap and water and observe physical distancing of one metre and above to contain the virus,” Nawa said.