He is fully prepared to deliver a ground breaking speech that could turn the tides for national good. Though Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan is expected to speak at four memorial services for late African National Congress struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada.

The first memorial is scheduled to take place at the Greek Hall in Brooklyn, Pretoria, on Tuesday at 18:30.

On Wednesday, a memorial is expected to take place at St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town, at 14:00.

The speakers include Gordhan, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, and Robben Island veteran Eddie Daniels.

 Another memorial will be held at the Ahmed Kathrada Hospital, Lenmed, in Lenasia, on Friday at 11:00. Kathrada’s friend of 63 years, Laloo Chiba, is expected to address the gathering.

However, information made available to Hinnew.com reveals the ploy to bar the man of the moment.