A no-no to Nene
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.
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