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


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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