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Nhlanhla Nene Former finance minister won't comment on whistleblower Gupta expose

Jonas rocked government when he said on Wednesday that a wealthy family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma may have been behind his decision to sack the country's respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in December.

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South Africa's former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers 2015 Budget Speech at Parliament in Cape Town February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham play South Africa's former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers 2015 Budget Speech at Parliament in Cape Town February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham
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South Africa's former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday he would not comment on allegations that powerful businessmen close to President Jacob Zuma were involved in his removal.

"I cannot help you," he told Reuters.

Jonas rocked government when he said on Wednesday that a wealthy family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma may have been behind his decision to sack the country's respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in December.

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