Matjila’s exit ‘doesn’t close affair’ – DA
THE DA says it hopes the inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation will shed light on the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the chief executive, DrDaniel Matjila.
The party said yesterday that despite Matjila resigning with immediate effect, it was concerned no details had been made public.
DA spokesperson on finance David Maynier said it noted that the PIC board had accepted the resignation.
“However, this cannot be the end of the matter. It is imperative that the board makes all the facts surrounding his resignation public,” he said.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe could not be reached for comment.
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa said it had taken note of Matjila’s resignation.
He said Matjila should be called to account for what had happened at the PIC. Holomisa said Matjila would be the main person in the forthcoming inquiry into the PIC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa set up the inquiry a few months ago and it will begin its work next month.
Holomisa said the former PIC chief executive must appear before the inquiry to give evidence.
Mkhuleko Hlengwa of the IFP said it was not surprised by the latest developments.
He said Matjila, Deputy Minister of Finance Mondli Gungubele and the PIC board appeared before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) last week and want answers on many of the things at the corporation.
Hlengwa said he would write to Scopa chairperson Themba Godi for Matjila to appear before it.
Steve Swart of the African Christian Democratic Party said it welcomed the resignation of Matjila, but there were lots of questions to be answered on some of the decisions taken by the PIC.
He said he hoped the inquiry would clarify a lot of issues.
The PIC is not the only government entity facing a probe.
The South African Revenue Service is being investigated by retired Judge Robert Nugent’s commission, which recommended to President Cyril Ramaphosa in its interim report that former Sars boss Tom Moyane be fired.
Ramaphosa fired Moyane, who is contesting it in court.