Malikane's attendance at US trip raises flags - DA

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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. (Pic: Lameez Omarjee, Fin24)
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. (Pic: Lameez Omarjee, Fin24)

Johannesburg - Professor Chris Malikane’s attendance at the IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting, alongside Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba may send the wrong message to investors, said the Democratic Alliance.

The party’s MP David Maynier warned in a statement that Malikane’s attendance at the investor roadshow in the US raises a “red flag” to international financial institutions, international investors and rating agencies.

“The fact that the minister invited Professor Chris Malikane to accompany him on the international roadshow raises serious questions, not only about his judgment, but also about whether he can be trusted to act in the best interests of South Africa,” said Maynier.

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