LIVE ANALYSIS: Nene on meeting with Guptas and nuclear deal - #StateCaptureInquiry

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SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 08: Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his key keynote address during the Directors event at the Sandton Convention Centre on June 08, 2018 in Sandton, South Africa. Nene said the country’s debt is not yet at crisis levels but steps need to be taken to ensure the situation is contained. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Moeletsi Mabe)
SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 08: Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his key keynote address during the Directors event at the Sandton Convention Centre on June 08, 2018 in Sandton, South Africa. Nene said the country’s debt is not yet at crisis levels but steps need to be taken to ensure the situation is contained. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Moeletsi Mabe)
Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Moeletsi Ma

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture that he believes he was axed in 2015 because he was "not willing to toe the line." 

Nene also revealed he was "pressured" by former president Jacob Zuma to approve a nuclear deal. He refused to sign the deal.

He believes his refusal was the trigger for his removal. 

"Indeed, I do believe that I was removed from office because of my refusal to toe the line in relation to certain projects, and in hindsight, also having heard from the former deputy minister's saga, it seems that those projects may have benefitted the Gupta family and other close associates of the then-president," Nene said. 

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