PRETORIA, April 3 South Africa's new Finance
Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Monday he would pursue "tough and
unpopular choices" to oversee economic growth and a
redistribution of wealth to the country's black majority and
help grow a flagging economy.
Africa's most industrialised economy faces the risk of being
downgraded to junk status owing to weak growth and the political
upheavals after it got a reprieve last year. The economy grew by
0.3 percent in 2016 versus 1.3 percent in the previous year.
(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)