Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene is questioning how an official Treasury letter he signed ended up in the e-mail inbox of a Gupta associate. The document — an official communication from Nene dated February 6 2015 — has been found among thousands of leaked Gupta e-mails. This was the second piece of correspondence bearing his name to appear in the e-mail inbox of Ashu Chawla, CE of the Gupta-owned Sahara group. On Tuesday, Business Day revealed the existence of another letter, which had been authored in Nene’s name and which sought favourable financing from the China Development Bank for a multibillion-rand locomotive contract. Nene labelled that letter a "fabrication" and investment company Regiments insisted it was merely a draft for his consideration. Regiments director Niven Pillay said: "It is our belief that this letter, which is penned and signed by the [former] minister, is a response to the draft [the letter Nene claims is fake] that was sent to the minister by Transne...

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