South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is under pressure to resign after he last week disclosed to an anti-graft commission that he met members of the Gupta family at their Johannesburg residence six times, people familiar with the situation said.
The Guptas are friends of former President Jacob Zuma who have done business with his son Duduzane and have been implicated in a corruption scandal including using their influence to have ministers appointed by Zuma. They and Zuma have denied wrongdoing.
Factions within the ruling African National Congress have been discussing potential replacements that they could suggest to President Cyril Ramaphosa, three senior party officials said, asking not to be identified because the information has not been made public.
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