NORTH WEST - President Jacob Zuma accused South Africans of overreacting following the axing of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. He spoke to eNCA at the end of the ANC's 104th birthday in the North West.
The year ended on a challenging note for President Zuma, with the rand dropping to an all-time low and nationwide calls for him to resign afterfollowed his axing of Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene.
But Zuma says this was due to a lack of understanding.
"I think people did not understand, I think that there was an exaggeration in terms of the reaction, there is no single person that can collapse a department particularly a department like the treasury," said President Zuma.
Zuma was also responded to criticism of his association with the Gupta family.
President Jacob Zuma's exclusive interview with reporter Thulasizwe Simelane at 4pm will be repeated on eNCA at 9.30am on Monday.