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Cabinet was left in the dark about plans to sack Nene, says Radebe

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has confirmed that Cabinet was not informed of President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

According to EWN Reporter, Barry Bateman Radebe said the appointment and removal of Cabinet ministers is the prerogative of the president.

Radebe made the comment at the post-Cabinet media briefing in Pretoria on Friday, where Cabinet addressed, among other things, the success of the 16 days of activism campaign, new trade deals between China and South Africa, and the proposed national health insurance bill.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:


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