Professor Jonathan Jansen, the rector and vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State shared his opinion on the Nene saga. It seems South Africa is torn in two - half wants Nene to be fired, the others want him to be forgiven.
South Africa is buzzing with talk of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's shock request to President Ramaphosa to fire him.
Nene earlier wrote an apology to South Africans about his dealings with the Guptas, as reported on by Briefly.co.za. However, South Africans are divided over this.
There are those who feel Nene should be fired to set an example, and others feel the minister should be forgiven since he did not allow the Guptas' nuclear deal to go through.
University of the Free State Professor Jonathan Jansen believes that Nene should be forgiven. He stated on social media that he trusts him and calls for the president to refuse his resignation.
This sparked an out-pour of others who feel the same to agree on Twitter.
@Davidchap9000 - Quite. Surely the issue is not whether anyone met with them, but what the response to their entreaties was?
@Sarah_AJ_jones - So typical of the Zuma SA, nothing has changed, getting rid of the good men & women, dropping the Rand and encouraging hate.I want the President to dissolve his cabinet & start again. I want minister Nene to be rewarded for staying on, if he can bear it. Toxic country,toxic times
@Drakecon1 - Yes , he went ,he listened, but did not let them coerce him into doing anything wrong. I say he did hid job. Far worse are in the cabinet.Murderers and racketeers.
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