Revealed: Jacob Zuma told Barbara Hogan to not fix state-owned companies

Revealed: Jacob Zuma told Barbara Hogan to not fix state-owned companies

- Barbara Hogan, the former minister of public enterprises, continued her testimony at the State Capture Inquiry

- Hogan testified that Jacob Zuma told her to not interfere with SEOs despite it being her job

- An inquiry commission took over what was Hogan's responsibilities

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During her testimony at the State Capture Inquiry, former public enterprises minister, Barbara Hogan, said she was told by Jacob Zuma that she shouldn't fix state-owned-enterprises.

This while fixing SOEs was literally in her job description.

SowetanLIVE reports that a committee was created by the cabinet that would work with state-owned companies.

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Hogan did get appointed as part of this committee, but Jacob Zuma, who was president at the time, told her that a commission of inquiry would start looking at SEOs.

It wasn't clear what would happen to the committee.

There was a lot of confusion about this, as to whether the committee set up by cabinet would still go on with its work. At the time, the president’s office seemed to suggest the two processes would run parallel. But finally, Mr Chabane clarified that the inter-ministerial process would be cancelled.

Hogan testified that Zuma told her to not interfere with SOEs until this inquiry was done.

The president had called me in ... I can’t remember the exact date. This was some time after he announced that commission. He informed me that I may not make any major decisions about any state-owned enterprise until that commission had reported back to him.

She added that the commission was formal and had some good recommendations.

In 2010, Hogan was fired by Zuma and she doesn't know if any of the recommendations were implemented.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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