'Prove I met dodgy people'- Nene

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- heraldlive.co.za | 3 months ago

Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has come out guns blazing against his detractors in the EFF, inviting the party to approach the state capture inquiry with evidence of his alleged wrongdoing.

Nene also revealed that EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu sent him a text message after he was appointed in February 2018, trying to influence his decision on whether or not to place the controversial VBS bank under curatorship. In October, when Nene initially appeared before the commission, the EFF launched a barrage of public statements which included allegations that he had a corrupt relationship with the Gupta family and that his son, Siyabonga Nene, benefited from a R900m funding deal from the Public Investment Corporation while his father sat as its board chair.

Nene resigned soon after his appearance when it emerged that he met the Gupta family several times despite telling the public that he had not during a previous media interview.

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