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his position. Nene was dismissed in December that year and replaced by a little known ANC backbencher Des van Rooyen. Wood also knew weeks before Pravin Gordhan’s dismissal that the finance minister would be out.
. Wood allegedly “bought dollars” ahead of Nene’s removal and cashed in from the crashing of the rand. The rand crashed to its lowest levels when Zuma fired Nene and replaced him with Van Rooyen.
. Mothepu claimed Des van Rooyen was appointed finance minister to approve 12 projects for Trillian. She revealed that Wood had emailed her a document outlining new initiatives that Van Rooyen would be implementing, which would give business to Trillian.
. Mothepu claimed that Eskom not only lied about its connection to Trillian, but the advice Trillian gave Eskom was not worth the R600 million it paid.
. Mohamed Bobat was appointed adviser to Van Rooyen to channel all the work from state-owned enterprises and the Treasury to Trillian.
. Mothepu also alleged that Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh gave Regiments, Trillian and McKinsey officials information on Eskom on a memory stick.
. Former Optimum Coal Holdings’ business rescue practitioner Piers Marsden told MPs how, on the morning