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Outgoing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. (Simon Dawson, Bloomberg)
Outgoing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. (Simon Dawson, Bloomberg)

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Cape Town - Economists believe Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was abruptly removed from his post on Wednesday for political reasons.

This includes his reluctance to fund the R1trn nuclear programme, his inquiry into the squandering of funds at the SABC and his ruling against SAA in negotiations with Airbus, said Citi Research economist Gina Schoeman.

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