JOHANNESBURG, April 19 South Africa's credit
rating could get downgraded deeper into junk status if political
uncertainty triggered by the recent firing of the finance
minister stalls reforms needed to grow the economy, an executive
from S&P Global Ratings said on Wednesday.
"There are risks that potential growth outcomes could be
weakened, especially with uncertainty that's been brought along
in a year where you may not get strong decisions for strong
reform programs," said Gardner Rusike, the associate director
and lead analyst for South Africa at S&P .
(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)