Its very usual for A South African minister to arrive at an event without blue lights and security personal following him or her around. The new minister arrived on Monday made his first public appearance since being persuaded by President Cyril Ramaphosa to resume his duties at the Treasury, arriving at the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) conference in Pretoria without a blue light in sight

According to him, he said he feels like a man who was kicked out by his wife and now returned back to see the kids

“So I told them that the long and short of it was that I’ve been on sabbatical. We are at a point where we need to look back and reflect on a number of things that have happened. We’ve seen the country going in the direction that some of us began to feel that we are not serving the interests of the generations that will come after us,” said Nene

When asked about SARS, he said that tax morality needs to be restored, but that tax payers needs to see where their money is going

“We’ve seen how tax morality has deteriorated. When that happens it is a sign of loss of confidence in the state when people begin to say, ‘Why must we pay taxes when our taxes are spent in the reckless manner we have seen in the past?’.”

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