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Nhlanhla Musa Nene

Date of Birth: 5 December 1958
Place of Birth: Kranskop, South Africa


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Zuma's many foes mobilise

Wide-ranging discussions to which Africa Confidential had access concluded that although Zuma had been significantly weakened since he caused an economic emergency by sacking Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on 9 December, he had no viable exit strategy and no intention of stepping down voluntarily...


Night of the generals

It ran through the familiar charge sheet: December's damaging and arbitrary sacking of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister; the orchestrated harassment of current and previous Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan by the Hawks, the specialist police unit...

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Gordhan and Zuma slug it out

Earlier, London's Financial Times reported that two weeks before Zuma sacked Gordhan's successor and predecessor as Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene on 9 December, the Guptas had had a meeting with Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and offered him Nene's job...


Trial of strength at the top

Mkhize played a key role in reversing the firing of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December and is counted as a key player in the rational core of the ANC that averted disaster on the date now widely known as '9/12' (AC Vol 56 No 25, Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


Guptas 'to leave SA'

The decision follows an unwelcome increase in publicity about their relations with Zuma and his circle after he sacked Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on 9 December...

• Guptas 'to leave SA', AC Vol 57 No 5, page 12Since publication of this report, representatives of the Gupta family contacted Africa Confidential to say that the family are not in the process of moving to Dubai nor have any key family members settled there already, to repeat the denial that they played any part in the decision to dismiss Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015, and to say that his successor Pravin Gordhan did not refuse to appear on SABC's post-budget breakfast because the minister disapproved of the Gupta family but because ministry policy requires rotation of broadcasting appearance acceptances by ministers...


ANC heads for the hills

Before he was sacked in December, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene made two new allocations for infrastructure in his November Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement...


Zupta Inc.

The Gupta business family – brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – has been catapulted on to South Africa's front pages since their friend President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on 9 December...


Zuma bows to business

The measures are high on the wish list of a formerly disengaged business community which was shocked into action by Zuma's disastrous sacking of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on 9 December and the crash in share prices and the value of the rand that followed (AC Vol 56 No 25, Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


Gordhan's short leash

Gordhan was forced on President Jacob Zuma after the debacle that followed his dismissal of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and his appointment of the relative unknown, David 'Des' van Rooyen (AC Vol 56 No 25, Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


Political earthquakes ahead

Although Zuma moved to mitigate the damage caused by sacking Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene by restoring Pravin Gordhan to a job he should perhaps never have been moved from, there was lasting damage to the country's reputation and the rand which will be hard to fix (AC Vol 56 No 25, Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


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