South Africa's Gordhan says intelligence report used to fire him 'nonsense'

South Africa's outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan holds a copy of an intelligence report that President Jacob Zuma used as justification to fire him, during a media briefing at their offices in Pretoria, South Africa, March 31,2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Friday an intelligence report President Jacob Zuma used as justification to fire him was "absolute nonsense".

Gordhan also said during a televised press conference in Pretoria on Friday that he had been "sickened" by allegations that he had secret meetings to undermine the government during an investor roadshow abroad.

(Reporting by TJ Strydom; Writing by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Joe Brock)