Maria Ramos asked why it took 15 months for Absa to blacklist Guptas

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Absa CEO Maria Ramos. (File, AFP)
Absa CEO Maria Ramos. (File, AFP)

Cape Town – Barclays Africa [JSE:BGA] CEO Maria Ramos is taking legal advice after receiving a letter seeking clarity as to why it took Absa 15 months to close the Guptas’ bank accounts.

Earlier on Monday, Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier said he had written to Ramos after Absa’s affidavit in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s legal battle against Gutpa-owned Oakbay Investments revealed it took a full 312 working days to shut their accounts.

Absa spokesperson Phumza Macanda told Fin24 on Monday that the bank can confirm that "the office of the CEO is in receipt of the letter from Mr Maynier”.

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