'Social media users are not buying Nene's apology'

Finance Minister Nhanhla Nene has conceded that his decision to meet with the Guptas on several occasions at their Saxonwold home between 2010 and 2014 was an error of judgement, saying that he should have reconsidered going into these meetings.

He says his conduct falls short of living up to the ideal of being beyond reproach.

Nene has apologised to South Africans.

READ: Nene reveals chilling details at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry

Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman has more on the story.

He expresses the position that he is of course human as well and can make such mistakes, however he has come out and been honest and such he hopes he can get forgiveness from the public for these errors.

Barry Bateman, EWN Senior Reporter

The minister's credibility has further been called into question following reports that Nene's son Siyabonga Nene and a little-known business partner Amir Mirza approached the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) regarding an investment while his father was deputy Finance Minister and chair of the PIC.

ALSO READ: Is it time to remove Nhlanhla Nene from the good guy's list?

In the same apology it does touch on that issue of the PIC deal as revealed by amaBhungane. He says that on those allegations being circulated, he is glad that the Zondo Commission was appraised on these particular allegations and has agreed to investigate them. He has further urged anybody with information related to this to please come forward.

Barry Bateman, EWN Senior Reporter

Bateman says some of the public are not buying the minister's apology.

I always look to social media to gage what people are saying about this. They are not buying it, people are unhappy about what has happened here.

Barry Bateman, EWN Senior Reporter

I have spoken to organisations that normally comment on corruption related matters. They are not willing to go on the record at this stage... I think there is also a feeling that they want to see that Minister Nhanhla Nene is the good guy that he was made out to be.

Barry Bateman, EWN Senior Reporter

Click on the link below to hear more from Barry....


This article first appeared on 702 : 'Social media users are not buying Nene's apology'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Is it time to remove Nhlanhla Nene from the good guy's list?

Is it time to remove Nhlanhla Nene from the good guy's list?

Political analyst Xolani Dube says Nene's apology is an admittance that he misled society and lied under oath.

 Nene credibility called into question over son's PIC involvement

Nene credibility called into question over son's PIC involvement

Sabelo Skiti says Nhlanhla Nene's son asked the PIC to fund a major investment, S&S Refineries.

Nene reveals chilling details at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry

Nene reveals chilling details at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry

amaBhungane's Sam Sole says it is scary to see how close South Africa came to signing away its sovereignty

'Were the ANC top-6 part of the decision to fire Nhlanhla Nene?'

'Were the ANC top-6 part of the decision to fire Nhlanhla Nene?'

Ray White (on The Money Show) interviews EWN Editor-In-Chief Mahlatse Mahlase.

Zondo Commission: Nhlanhla Nene met with the Guptas four times

Zondo Commission: Nhlanhla Nene met with the Guptas four times

The EFF has accused Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene of being captured by the Guptas days before he testified before the commission

 Nene takes the stand at the Zondo Commission, EFF says he must come clean

Nene takes the stand at the Zondo Commission, EFF says he must come clean

Casac Executive Secretary Lawson Naidoo says there isn't any real evidence behind the EFF's allegations at the moment.

Popular articles
Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Tax payers could go back to filing returns manually if Sars system not fixed

Marc Sevitz of Tax Tim says it is scary to think the system might collapse and taxpayers will have to file manually.

What on earth happened to Cool Kids Cab?

What on earth happened to Cool Kids Cab?

Cool Kids Cab is a company that provides reliable and safe transport for children to and from school.

World Food Day: Obesity becoming a major problem in South Africa

World Food Day: Obesity becoming a major problem in South Africa

Researcher Florian Kroll says the problem of obesity is attributed to the kind of food people eat and the choices people make.

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reports that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that he could not afford it.

'All those responsible for Sunday Times "tainted scoops" should be accountable'

'All those responsible for Sunday Times "tainted scoops" should be accountable'

Sanef's Katy Katopodis says the Sunday Times saga has done great damage to our society, democracy and to journalism.

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Let your nose decide if docci claims into perfume industry are true

Claims have been made that the perfume industry don't want consumers to know the real cost of making these products.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.