The Full STATEMENT
Public Enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan, has appealed to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture to investigate changes made to
the committee that oversaw the controversial nuclear deal. Gordhan says Treasury objected to the drafting of an agreement on the nuclear deal and he believes changes were made to the committee, chaired by former President Jacob Zuma, to prevent objections to the nuclear deal.
At the Commission Gordhan stated that state capture had increased joblessness, disenfranchised the youth and advanced the marginalisation of women. It had also replaced competent and experienced individuals at the country’s key institutions.
“Once enough dots appear, and the dots themselves are clear enough, then one might have the ability or opportunity to connect those dots and then see the beginnings of a picture. I want to suggest that there are many people inside and outside of government who began to understand state capture for what it was, did offer resistance. They became victims of harassments and attacks of all sorts, and continued to be subjects of such attacks. Those who are attacking us have something to hide, something to protect, something to distract the public with. The question is what?”
Salim Essa, a Gupta broker, is in self-imposed exile, says #PravinGordhan. He formed Denel Asia and tried to exploit and export Denel’s significant intellectual property. They were going to sell IP which is valued as a state asset. #StateCaptureInquiry
— Ferial Haffajee (@ferialhaffajee) November 19, 2018