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by Mfuneko Toyana
South African president Jacob Zuma removed finance minister Nhlanhla Nene from his position on Wednesday, saying the minister would be redeployed.
“I have decided to remove Mr Nhlanhla Nene as Minister of Finance, ahead of his deployment to another strategic position,” the president said in a statement.
“I have decided to appoint a Member of Parliament, Mr David Van Rooyen, as the new Minister of Finance,” the statement read.
#Nene. The emperor is not wearing clothes. And no extra fiscal monies left. S&P had some great foresight.
— Ilke (@Ilkevz) December 9, 2015
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