Nene asks for for­give­ness for his Gupta vis­its

The Sunday Independent - - METRO -

IN A DE­TAILED, emo­tional state­ment, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Nh­lanhla Nene on Fri­day asked for South Africas’ for­give­ness re­gard­ing his de­ci­sion to visit the Gupta fam­ily’s busi­nesses and Sax­on­world res­i­dence.

He tes­ti­fied at the state cap­ture in­quiry on Wed­nes­day that he had vis­ited the fam­ily’s Sa­hara Com­puter of­fices and home af­ter he was in­vited by Ajay Gupta be­tween 2010 and 2014, when he was deputy min­is­ter and af­ter he was first ap­pointed as fi­nance min­is­ter.

Nene al­legedly used his po­si­tion as chair­per­son of the Pub­lic In­vest­ment Cor­po­ra­tion to do favours for the Gupta fam­ily and his son, Siyabonga Nene.

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