Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that politicians and other public servants should maintain integrity and lead by example for the sake of the South African economy.
This comes on the back of Moody's decision to reaffirm the country's investment grade credit rating.
During a conference in Sandton on Monday, Gordhan focused on the importance of accountability in improving the country's economic prospects, says EWN's Mia Lindeque.
According to Lindeque, Gordhan urged politicians and leaders not to involve themselves in cronyism.
He says that as politicians in powerful positions, [their decisions] have an effect on the country and future generations.— Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter
He says officials with integrity should fight against the forces trying to derail the public sector.
Gordhan advises that ratings agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch should make their final decisions public in the next few weeks.
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