STATE CAP­TURE LESSONS FOR OUR NEW MPs

Observer on Saturday - - News - By Alec Lushaba Ed­i­tor

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.

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