Johannesburg - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is expected to take the hot seat at the state capture inquiry on Wednesday to shed light on details leading up to his unexpected firing in 2015.
Nene was fired by former president Jacob Zuma as finance minister in December 2015, leading to a shockwave through the markets.
He was replaced by then ANC MP backbencher Des van Rooyen, who was later removed after only serving four days as the minister of finance.
Nene's appearance at the inquiry is expected to be followed by that of current Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan - who also served as finance minister before Nene.
Nene's departure sent shockwaves through the political sphere with questions raised about Zuma's motivation for the decision.