DA: Time has come for the Minister of Public Enterprises to face the music

DA: Time has come for the Minister of Public Enterprises to face the music

- The DA has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to immediately remove Lynne Brown from his Cabinet

- The Public Protector found that Brown had misled Parliament by failing to disclose business dealings between Eskom and Gupta-linked Trillian

- Ramaphosa has been given 14 days to take action against Brown for violating the executive code of ethics

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to immediately remove Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown from his Cabinet.

The DA said it was vindicated by the Public Protector’s report, which found Brown had deliberately misled Parliament by failing to disclose business dealings between Eskom and Gupta-linked Trillian.

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The report has given Ramaphosa 14 days in which to take action against Brown for violating the executive code of ethics.

Briefly.co.za gathered that when Brown was asked by the DA in Parliament about a possible agreement between Eskom and Trillian, she had denied that any such agreement or deal existed. The Public Protector found that this was not the case.

The DA’s public enterprises spokesperson Natasha Mazzone said the time had finally come for Minister Brown to face the music.

She urged Ramaphosa to take swift and decisive action against Brown.

"If the president is truly committed to building a government that is beyond reproach, he must immediately remove anyone who is found guilty of unethical behaviour from his Cabinet," Mazzone said.

The DA said the Public Protector’s report was a victory in the fight against state capture.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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