South Africa finance minister resigns over Gupta scandal

Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Tito Mboweni, a former central bank governor, as South African finance minister after Nhlanhla Nene resigned after a scandal over his links to the Gupta family.

Mr Ramaphosa said he had accepted Mr Nene’s resignation “in the interests of good governance” on Tuesday, over his failure to disclose private meetings with the Guptas, the family at the heart of corruption claims involving ex-president Jacob Zuma.

The scandal over Mr Nene had become an embarrassment for Mr Ramaphosa, who pledged to fight graft and restore stability to battered public finances after taking over from Mr Zuma this year.

Mr Ramaphosa said Mr Nene resigned “in the wake of errors of judgment even though he has not been implicated in any acts of wrongdoing himself”.

“He’s doing…

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