South Africa needs to “reduce noise” in its political system: Treasury official

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has to reduce the “noise” in its politics in order to attract investment and improve confidence, a senior Treasury official said on Friday.

“We have got to reduce the amount of noise in our political system, especially as it pertains to various policies that are under consideration so that we can improve confidence and make our country an attractive investment destination,” Director General Lungisa Fuzile said at a conference in Johannesburg.

Africa’s most industrialised country has been gripped by political upheavals ranging from a failed impeachment attempt against President Jacob Zuma for breaching the constitution to media reports that he is at “war” with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the past few weeks.


(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Writing by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by James Macharia)

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