Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says former president Jacob Zuma lied about his reasons for firing former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says former president Jacob Zuma lied about his reasons for firing former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Zuma's explanation at the time was that Nene would be getting a post at the new Brics Development Bank.
However, Gordhan, who is appearing before the Zondo commission, says that was far from the truth.
"The reason given for Mr Nene's dismissal which he would have covered in his testimony that he was going to be sent to Brics Bank,” Gordhan said.
“There was not such job. I was one of the initiators of Brics bank and such institution.
“There was absolutely not a job which was going to be commensurate with what someone like Mr Nene was going to offer within the Brics Bank or what is now called Development Bank today.”