In South Africa Prosecutor says Gordhan can submit for a review over fraud charges

The finance minister was issued with a formal summons on Tuesday to appear in court over fraud charges

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Abrahams walks past his deputy Adv Nomgcobo Jiba as he leaves at the end of a media briefing in Pretoria play Abrahams walks past his deputy Adv Nomgcobo Jiba as he leaves at the end of a media briefing in Pretoria (Reuters)
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South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said on Wednesday that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could ask for a review of a decision to charge him with fraud, comments which pushed the rand firmer.

Gordhan was issued with a formal summons on Tuesday to appear in court on Nov. 2 over fraud charges.

"During my address yesterday, I specifically went into the legal requirements," Prosecutor Shaun Abrahams said.

"I did so because I am more than willing to review any matter if somebody applies to me to review that matter. Now, Minister Pravin Gordhan can submit representations to me and ask me to review that matter and I would certainly look into the matter," he said.

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