- During the testimony of Barbara Hogan, former Minister of Public Enterprises, the name of Gwede Mantashe, Mineral Resources minister, again popped up
- This isn't the first time that Mantashe's name is mentioned during the state capture inquiry
- Mantashe was also mentioned during Vytjie Mentor's testimony at the commission investigating state capture
Once again, the ANC's Gwede Mantashe is named as part of the state capture that brought South African to its knees.
Former Minister of Public Enterprises, Barbara Hogan testified at the State Capture Inquiry and Mantashe's name was prominent.
Hogan says Mantashe was present when she was fired as minister and re-deployed as Ambassador to Finland, according to a report by The Daily Maverick.
Hogan declined and rather resigned as Member of Parliament.
This is not the first time that Mantashe's name came up during the inquiry in state capture started.
Mantashe actually threatened to sue Vytjie Mentor over her testimony at the inquiry.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mantashe said the former ANC Member of Parliament had delivered a raft of manufactured facts to the inquiry.
Hogan testified on Monday, 12 November, that Mantashe was involved in the firing and hiring of many ANC members.
She added that she became aware that the ANC's deployment policy was used to do as members of the ruling party saw fit.
I regarded this as an abuse of power and usurping the authority of the minister and the Constitution. I feel very strongly about this. When you become an MP (member of parliament), your responsibility is to the Constitution.
According to Hogan's testimony, Mantashe and Jessie Duarte, his deputy, made a big deal of the party's view on privatisation and even summoned her to explain herself at the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House.
It should have been the President who summoned me, not the party.
Hogan also testified on how Jacob Zuma ran the ANC like a mafia organisation, interfering in matters he did not belong.
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