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Twitter reacts as Zuma cracks the whip & replaces Nene

10 December, 05:25 PM

Zuma cracked his whip on Wednesday evening and removed finance minister Nhlanhla Nene from his post; naturally, the internet had something to say... Watch the video above for a run down on what happened online.

The rand plummeted against major international currencies on yesterday evening after President Jacob Zuma removed Minister Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister.

Zuma announced the removal of Nene from the Finance Portfolio in Cabinet, saying Nene had been removed ahead of his “deployment to another strategic position”.

Zuma has appointed ANC member of parliament, David van Rooyen, as the new Minister of Finance.

We took to Twitter to see the best and the worst reactions to the news.

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