Let Nhlanhla Nene go, EFF and DA tell Cyril Ramaphosa
The DA's David Maynier says although Nene stood up to Jacob Zuma by refusing to sign off on the nuclear build plan, he displayed poor judgment by agreeing to visits with the Guptas
The DA and the EFF have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to accept finance minister Nhlanhla Nene's offer to resign. Earlier on Monday, Business Day reported that Nene had asked Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties following public pressure over his testimony at the state capture inquiry, at which he admitted to meeting the Gupta family on numerous occasions and at their private Saxonwold home. The request came after some political parties rejected his apology for the previously undisclosed meetings with the family when he served as deputy minister and minister of finance, respectively. It is still unclear whether Ramaphosa will accede to the request.
DA finance spokesperson David Maynier said that although Nene had stood up to former president Jacob Zuma when he refused to sign off on the nuclear build programme, he displayed poor judgment by agreeing to visits with the Guptas. He said Nene may have also breached the executive code of ethics as a result of a Public Inve...