by Prof Deon Rossouw | Published on 10 October 2018
In the aftermath of former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, and his subsequent resignation, South Africans have been left with a mixed bag of ethical sentiments. Minister Nene has given us two pictures of himself that seem to be contradictory – a courageous person who resisted signing off on a deal that would have crippled the economy, and a dishonest person who met several times with the infamous Guptas and then lied about it. Which picture is the real Nene? Is it possible to choose one?