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‘Exaggerati­on’ – says the president

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PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma said yesterday that the reaction to his decision to sack Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister last month had been an exaggerati­on. The president last month changed finance ministers twice in a week, sending the rand plummeting, alarming investors and triggering financial turmoil. “I think there was an exaggerati­on in terms of the reaction,” Zuma told eNCA television in an interview aired yesterday, without going into further details. – Reuters

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