All eyes on Minister Nene as he testifies in state capture inquiry
JOHANNESBURG - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is expected in the witness stand when the state capture inquiry, led by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, resumes on Wednesday.
Nene is expected to be questioned on possible links to the controversial Gupta family, which the commission has heard was central to several dodgy deals between their companies, associates and government and its entities.
Nene was fired by former president Jacob Zuma in December 2015 after he allegedly refused to give Treasury approval for a deal to build a nuclear plant in South Africa, which would have benefitted a Gupta-owned uranium company, and various other deals which would have reported benefitted the family.
In the past few days, the Economic Freedom Fighters claimed Nene had worked closely with the Guptas during his stint as deputy finance minister and supported their business interests and only later stopped taking their phone calls.
Nene was reappointed South Africa's finance minister in February this year after Zuma was deposed and replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa.
- African News Agency (ANA)