Absa had every right to wait 15 months before it closed down the accounts of Gupta-owned companies‚ .
"The first important measure has been the conclusion reached by the
Registrar of Banks and the decision by the minister of finance to place
African Bank under curatorship with effect from 4pm today, (August 10, 2014)," Marcus told reporters at the SA Reserve Bank in Pretoria.
"African Bank Limited board has, after due consideration, advised the registrar that it does not oppose curatorship and has taken the appropriate resolutions to facilitate the process."
She said Tom Winterboer was appointed as the curator.
"Tom Winterboer is the financial services industry leader for Africa and a member of the global financial services leadership team at PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)," said Marcus.
He would be assisted by a team of experts.
In a six month period to March 2014, Abil posted a headline loss of R3,1 billion.