Reserve Bank governor sues Andile Lungisa over Twitter post

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago is dragging ANC Councillor Andile Lungisa to court. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – South African Reserve Bank Governor is dragging ANC Councillor Andile Lungisa to court.

Lesetja Kganyago is suing Lungisa for defamation of character following his Twitter post.

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Lungisa called Kganyago a "dutiful servant of racialist superiors".

"My tweets were very simple, they were just clarifying to the governor that our responsibility is that we must able to temper with the commanding highs of the South African economy," Lungisa said.

"We will never celebrate the poverty in this economy, we will never celebrate unemployment, our responsibility is to transform the South African economy."

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eNCA