Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman has become the latest business leader to lambast the government over its ties with Russia, warning the ANC’s support of the Eurasian military power threatened a trade agreement that allows SA exports to enter the US duty-free.

In a scathing critique, Ackerman said it was “beyond understanding” that the government would risk losing out on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which provided preferential access to US markets — by its overt support for Russia after its invasion of Ukraine...

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