Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reacts during a media briefing in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo(reuters_tickers)
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday dismissed fraud charges laid against him this week as "frivolous" and said he would carry on with his job, including delivering an interim budget at the end of the month.
Speaking via video link to a Thomson Reuters investment conference in Cape Town, Gordhan also said the economy was bottoming out and had every chance of expanding by more than 1 percent next year.
(Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Ed Stoddard)