CEOs stand behind Gordhan

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Maria Ramos.

JOHANNESBURG - Approximately 80 CEOs have spoken out against the decision to prosecute Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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Various business leaders have signed a pledge to take a stand against injustice, corruption, and politically motivated prosecutions.

The executives include Anglo American's Mark Cutifani, and Barclays Africa's Maria Ramos.

"We stand as one for the rule of law and against the decision to prosecute the Minister of Finance on charges that are, according to the preponderance of expert legal opinion, without factual or legal foundation." 

They say they’ve done this with the Constitution, the Public Protector's Office, and good governance in mind.

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The group says it stands for inclusive economic growth and job creation enabled by a stable regulatory framework.

It's also calling for social justice and transformation so that South Africa becomes a country that belongs to all who live in it.

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