Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe has invited journalists to visit his homes after being accused of receiving upgrades from BOSASA. The Minister says that he has made a submission to the Commission, but wishes to engage with media in order to provide some context.
Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and chair of the ANC, has extended an invitation to journalists to visit his residencies.
This follows his implication in the alleged corruption and bribery at BOSASA at the State Capture Inquiry:
“The Bosasa issue has opened up an avenue for people to attack me in person from different angles,”
Richard le Roux, former head of special projects at BOSASA, testified that he had installed hi-tech security systems at the home of numerous ANC heavyweights, including Mantashe and Dudu Myeni.
According to The Citizen, Mantashe intends to take journalists to his homes in Boksburg, Cala and Elliot this weekend:
“I want them to see these security upgrades that are much talked about in the media so that they may report accurately,”
Briefly.co.za gathered that this move from the Minister is a hopeful attempt to shed a positive light on the allegation that BOSASA paid for security upgrades at his homes:
“I’ve already written a letter which I will send to the State Capture Commission that states my intentions to give evidence to the commission. Before I do that, I want members of the media to visit my residences so that when I submit the evidence, they can put it into context.”
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