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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

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