South Africa's Zuma reaffirms support for Gordhan after fraud charges


JOHANNESBURG, Oct 11 (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that he backs Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan who was issued with a formal summons to appear in court on Nov. 2 over fraud charges.

“The President has reaffirmed his support for the Minister,” the Presidency said in a statement. “The President has urged the National Prosecuting Authority and other institutions concerned to conduct the matter with the necessary dignity and respect.”

(Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by James Macharia)

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