STATE CAPTURE LESSONS FOR OUR NEW MPs
On Wednesday, South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene appeared before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
The dismissal of Nene as finance minister in December 2015 highlighted the allegations of State Capture and his submissions on Wednesday gave an insight on how the treasury was put under pressure to collude with some forces that are being accused of having captured the state.
The Zondo Commission is far from making its conclusions yet, but the evidence submitted by the Finance Minister Nene should act as a precaution on any would be minister of state on how to conduct yourself once in that high office.
The finance minister’s evidence should act as advice to the new ministers, in particular finance as to whom he/she must pay much of his/her allegiance.
Below is the blow-by-blow account of Minister’s Nene’s submission which I believe must act a lesson to a would be minister, in particular the finance minister.