Nene tells Zondo commission he lied, visited Guptas 8 not 4 times
Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene appeared before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Thursday to conclude his testimony.
In his testimony, the former minister revealed that he visited the Guptas eight times, six times as a deputy minister and twice as a minister.
Nene added that these visits were a lapse of judgement.
ENCA reporter Erin Bates, who is following the commission, says Nene has responded to his political detractors and provided insight on why he resigned as finance minister after his lies were exposed.
Nene said he was ambushed by the questions during his interview with eNCA prior to his testimony at the Zondo Commission.Erin Bates, Reporter - ENCA
And also saying that there was a lot of heat on him as he came to the commission last year in October and he thinks - this is his speculation- its because he had to make a decision as newly appointed finance minister to put VBS into liquidation.Erin Bates, Reporter - ENCA
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) he named Julius Malema and Floyd Shivhambu as being aggrieved at that decision and then he became a target of a concerted political campaign.Erin Bates, Reporter - ENCA
Nene cited one of the reasons he resigned was because he wanted to make life easy for President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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