- Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene responded to the shocked reaction of South Africans to his testimony at the state capture inquiry
- Nene wrote a written apology to South Africans in which he admits he was in the wrong
- The minister asks South Africans to forgive him for his lapse in judgement regarding his visits to the Gupta family
South Africans were shocked by the details that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene revealed when he testified at the state capture inquiry.
The Economic Freedom Fighters were so upset with what Nene had to say that they called him a crook and a liar.
Nene admitted to meeting with the Gupta family more than once, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
Now, after he spilled all the beans at the inquiry, Nene is officially asking for South Africans to forgive him for his mistakes.
The government released a statement with Nene's written apology. In the apology, Nene admits that he was in the wrong to visit the Guptas at their home.
He added that it is only right for the public to expect public office bearers to own up to their mistakes.
I was was wrong in meeting with the Guptas at their residence.
But I am human too, I do make mistakes, including those of poor judgment.
I should also have disclosed early, and fully, the details of these meetings.
I deeply regret these lapses and beg your forgiveness.
Meanwhile, the EFF called on Nene to resign immediately after he completed 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.
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