South African politicians want say on rate votes

Lawmakers have called on the South African Reserve Bank to take their opinions into account when setting rates.

Obed Bapela, a member of parliament for the African National Congress (ANC), told Business Report, a South African newspaper, said that it was important that Tito Mboweni, the governor of the central bank, heard the opinions of the electorate through their elected representatives and that Mboweni was required to report to them regularly.

Bapela said that he did not wish to limit the

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