Nhlanhla Nene: Why was South African finance minister sacked?
10 December 2015 Last updated at 15:06 GMT
The decision by South Africa President Jacob Zuma to sack Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has been widely criticised.
South Africa’s currency fell close to a record low against the dollar on Thursday morning as the markets were digesting the news.
The sacking comes as South Africa’s economy is struggling to grow.
So what impact will it have? BBC Africa Business Report’s Lerato Mbele reports.