IMF hasn’t receive any request from South Africa for financial aid: Lagarde

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, speaks during a news conference after the IMFC meeting at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Jose Luis Magana/AP

PRETORIA (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has not received any request from South Africa for a financial aid programme, it’s managing director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, as the country struggles with weak economic growth and rising debt.

“I am not here to discuss any kind of financial support or to negotiate any kind of programme and I have not received any request to that effect,” Lagarde told reporters in Pretoria.

“That is crystal clear and I hope it puts to bed some of the rumours or noises here and there about this particular matter.”

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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