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S. Africa's respected finance minister Gordhan set for tough fight

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been described as the cleverest person in government. But he will need all his wits about him if he is to survive the country's treacherous politics and the legal system while trying to rescue the moribund economy. Calm and measured in public, but tough behind the scenes, Gordhan, 67, has earned an international reputation for fiscal prudence and for taking a firm stand against corruption.
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