South Africa ruling ANC's youth wing says wants deputy finance minister fired

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 6:16 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The youth wing of South Africa's ruling African National Congress will ask the party to remove deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas from his post after he suggested that a family close to President Jacob Zuma influenced the decision to sack his former boss in December, an official said on Thursday.

The government was rocked on Wednesday by suggestions that a wealthy family with close ties to Zuma may have been behind his decision to sack the country's respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in December.

(Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa; Editing by James Macharia)