JOHANNESBURG - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says he was wrong to meet the Guptas at their private residence, and not his office.
He says he failed to live up to the ideals expected of a public office bearer. He is now begging for forgiveness.
He welcomes investigations by the State Capture inquiry into the latest allegations against him.
An investigative expose by the Mail & Guardian and AmaBhungane has put his credibility into question.
It's alleged Nene's son, Siyabonga, may have benefitted from Public Investment Corporation funds when his father chaired the board.