Ex-minister Hogan told how Zuma ran the state like a mafia organisation

Ex-minister Hogan told how Zuma ran the state like a mafia organisation

- The former Minister of Public Enterprises, Barbara Hogan, fingered a number of ANC members as part of state capture plans

- She also testified that Zuma ran the ANC like a mafia organisation, interfering in state matters

- According to Hogan, Zuma's insistence on having Siyabonga Gama as the CEO of Transnet let to its capture

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Former Minister of Public Enterprises, Barbara Hogan, testified at the State Capture Inquiry on Monday, 12 November, and her testimony showed how guilty Jacob Zuma and the ANC really is of corruption.

Hogan explained how the ANC was at the core of the state capture, and how Zuma ran the ANC like a mafia ring, as reported on by News24.

According to Hogan, Malusi Gigaba, Gwede Mantashe, Siphiwe Nyanda, Jessie Duarte, and Jeff Radebe were all in on the ruination of State-Owned Enterprises. And of course, Zuma was there too.

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Hogan and her late husband, Ahmed Kathrada, are considered some of the ANC's finest, and her testimony came as a scalding reproach.

The former minister testified how Zuma interfered in the proper procedures and processes that were meant to be followed.

She stated that Zuma was set on having Siyabonga Gama as the CEO of Transnet. However, Gama was accused of irregularities.

Hogan told Zuma twice that Gama wasn't the right guy for the job but he was adamant that only Gama would be accepted.

She further testified how Zuma's office was chaotic and getting meetings and information from him were always difficult.

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The ANC's deployment committee was also put under scrutiny by Hogan's testimony. The committee is responsible for the most sensitive and important appointments in the government, but acted irregularly.

In 2010 Hogan, and Gama, were fired and Gigaba replaced her as Minister of Public Enterprises. Shortly after, Gama was reappointed.

And so the state capture of Transnet was set in motion.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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