Public Protector to investigate Nene: DA

CAPE TOWN - South Africa’s top anti-graft agency will investigate Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene for possibly breaching the executive code of ethics when he was deputy minister, the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday.

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The Public Protector will investigate a complaint by the DA that centres around allegations over an investment by the state pension fund, the Public Investment Corporation, into a Mozambican refinery project that may have benefited Nene’s son.

“The DA’s complaint against Nene will be investigated,” said Oupa Segalwe, acting spokesman at Public Protector, South Africa’s constitutionally-mandated anti-graft watchdog.