Gordhan: S.Africa's popular former finance minister

Gordhan: S.Africa's popular former finance ministerPravin Gordhan, who was sacked late Thursday, is liked and admired by many ordinary South Africans — an unusual achievement for any finance minister. Softly-spoken and measured in public, but tough behind the scenes, 67-year-old Gordhan earned an international reputation for fiscal prudence and for taking a firm stand against corruption. Gordhan’s name alone stabilised the markets which had been gripped by panic after Des Van Rooyen’s surprise appointment in 2015.



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