• Monday, August 15, 2022


Guptas Case: South Africa’s Finance Minister Asks President to Remove Him

South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has also been praised by commentators for standing up to former leader Jacob Zuma. (Photo: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has asked president Cyril Ramaphosa to remove him after he admitted to visiting the home of the Gupta brothers, friends of scandal-plagued former leader Jacob Zuma, South African daily Business Day said on Monday (8), sending the rand lower. Nene has become a divisive figure after testimony he gave at an inquiry into allegations of corruption by the Guptas, in which he admitted to the previously undisclosed visits. He made a public apology about the matter on Friday (5). Zuma and the Guptas, who face numerous allegations of using their friendship for mutual self-enrichment, have…

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