23 February 2018

South Africa: We Must Hold the President to Account in His 'New Dawn'

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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba came to Parliament to deliver his Budget Speech amid much speculation. Would he or wouldn't he be the FinMin to deliver the actual speech? In the end he was. Lest we forget, Gigaba paved the way for the Gupta family's naturalisation as citizens. In June last year, he failed to appear before Parliament to explain the matter.

At the outset, Gigaba faced a severe credibility crisis. He was, after all the Minister of Public Enterprises in 2009 when he directly facilitated the appointment of dodgy executives approved by the Guptas at Eskom. It was on Gigaba's watch that, inter alia, Brian Molefe and Anoj Singh were appointed. That was the start of the rot that caused Eskom to bleed millions of rand and allowed corruption to become entrenched. Lynne Brown, the current Public Enterprises Minister simply continued to facilitate the looting.

Thereafter, lest we forget, Gigaba went straight to Home Affairs where, as minister, he paved the way for the Gupta family's naturalisation as citizens. In June last year, he failed to appear before Parliament to explain the matter.

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