Zuma again hints he had reason to axe Nene

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Cape Town – “You say a sitting finance minister was removed without reason. But you don’t know the reasons why I removed a sitting finance minister.”

This is the response President Jacob Zuma gave in the National Assembly on Thursday when asked by the DA leader Mmusi Maimane about his alleged protection of Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

“How could you protect a minister, such as Bathabile Dlamini (following her failure to secure the social grant payments to beneficiaries on 1 April),” Maimane asked, “yet you fire a sitting finance minister (Nhlanhla Nene) who has done nothing wrong.”

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