Nhlanhla Nene admits he was fired for not towing the line under Zuma's rule

Nhlanhla Nene admits he was fired for not towing the line under Zuma's rule

In December 2015, former president Jacob Zuma shocked the country when he suddenly dismissed Nhlanhla Nene as the finance minister.

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News of Nene's firing shook the country and there was not many details surrounding the circumstances of his removal.

However, Briefly.co.za learned Nene revealed for the first time ever what he believes the reason was behind his dismissal three-years-ago.

According to Nene, who was reinstated by Cyri Ramaphosa, he believes Zuma sacked him because he refused to tow the line under his rule.

On Wednesday, Xoli Mngambi took to social media to share Nene's revelation.

"For the first time, Finance Minister #NhlanhlaNene has publicly confirmed that his dismissal by then Pres. #JacobZuma had to do with his “refus[al] to tow the line” in respect of “certain projects [involving] the Nuclear Deal and the SAA strategy”. #StateCaptureInquiry," he captioned the post.

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The news left South Africans with mixed feelings and they took to social media to share their opinions.

Sipho, who goes by Twitter handle @Sipho25271660, wrote: "The minister never used the whistle blow option to report this before. I wonder why? Can the minister be trusted with his current post after such revelations?"

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