South Africa's Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas (R) arrives with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for Gordhan's 2016 Budget address in Cape Town in this February 24, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files
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South Africa's deputy finance minister received a death threat shortly before issuing a statement accusing a wealthy family with links to President Jacob Zuma of offering him the job of finance minister, the Business Day newspaper said Thursday.The paper did not identify the sender.That may even have stretched to Zuma's decision to sack respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in December, a move that sent financial markets and the rand into a tail-spin.The Guptas, who sit on the boards of at least six companies with Zuma's son, Duduzane, denied making job offers to anyone in government.
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