South African business leaders rally behind finance minister Gordhan
South African business leaders expressed their support on Monday for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he faces a fraud trial that the opposition says is politically motivated.
The message of support, published in the Business Day newspaper, comes a day after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - a possible future president - expressed concern about Gordhan's prosecution and said the minister had his support.
The 15 business people, including former chief executives of Standard Bank and retailer Massmart, lauded Gordhan as an "outstanding" political leader.
"We have no doubt... read more
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