A no-no to Nene

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New fi­nance min­is­ter Des van Rooyen needs all the friends he can muster. He has been shunned by all, ex­cept the cook from the Umkhonto weSizwe Mil­i­tary Veter­ans As­so­ci­a­tion and ANC Youth League leader Collen Maine, who, out of the blue on Fri­day, dis­par­aged the for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter, Nh­lanhla Nene.

“Nene is not so spe­cial that the rand can fall be­cause of him. Who is he?” he told News24. “It’s not about Nene, it’s be­cause of the re­ces­sion we are in. He might be beau­ti­ful to oth­ers, but he’s not so beau­ti­ful that he can make the rand fall.” Beauty in­deed lies in the eyes of the be­holder.


SWORN IN New fi­nance min­is­ter Des van Rooyen

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