- The EFF has called on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to resign immediately after he completes his testimony at the state capture inquiry on Wednesday
- The EFF threatened to reveal Nene’s deepest and darkest secrets which prove he was captured by the Guptas should he fail to comply with their demands
- The EFF has previously claimed to have evidence proving Nene was not as squeaky clean as he claimed
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to resign from his position in the cabinet immediately after he completes his testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Wednesday.
The EFF said it would reveal Nene’s deepest and darkest secrets from his time as deputy finance minister and chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) which supposedly proves that Nene was not only captured by the Gupta family but actively worked on their behalf.
The EFF claims Nene has a long history of dodgy dealings which predates his first tenure as minister of finance. According to an EFF statement, Nene negotiated business deals on behalf of the Gupta family and their allies and strong-armed those seeking money from the PIC to work with the controversial family.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nene’s reappointment as finance minister by President Cyril Ramaphosa was widely seen as a positive step forward for the country. Nene was fired by former president Jacob Zuma in December 2015 in a highly controversial move.
IOL.co.za reported that Nene was seen by most observers as an innocent victim of a plot by Zuma which centred on Nene’s refusal to authorise the Treasury to release funds to build a nuclear power facility.
The red berets have long-claimed to have evidence which proves Nene is not quite the squeaky clean government official or the victim of Zuma’s whims as he claims.
The EFF statement said Nene was originally appointed as finance minister by Zuma because he already worked for the Guptas and on their behalf.
The decision to fire Nene in 2015 was made after Nene allegedly stopped taking calls from the Gupta family and their associates and instead tried to work on his own dealings.
The EFF statement went on to call Nene a dishonest crook.
The party said it would it would not hesitate to release the information about Nene should he fail to comply with their demand for him to resign. The statement made it clear that the EFF did not make threats only promises.
The EFF statement concluded by noting the party would not stand idly by to defend a crook who has mislead the entire South African nation on such a massive scale.
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