Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
JOHANNESBURG - The news of the uncertainty over Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's future that broke yesterday rocked the country’s markets, with government bonds and the rand taking the biggest hit.

Business Report asked our readers in the form of a Twitter poll if they thought that President Cyril Ramaphosa should accept  Nene's request to step down as the finance minister and have him replaced with somebody else. 


Results from the poll appeared to have the nation divided as to whether Nene should be replaced or not. 

According to the BR poll, 51% of voters thought that Nene should be replaced or sacked while 49% of those who voted felt that Ramaphosa should stick with Nene as the country's finance boss.

View the poll results below: 

Take a look at those who shared their views on the matter on Twitter below: 


Nene seems to be continuing with work as usual.  Nene is expected to travel to Indonesia in order to represent South Africa at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank annual meeting. 

Treasury spokesperson, Jabulani Sikhakhane, said the finance minister was expected to arrive in Indonesia on Wednesday.