The truth will set you free – Archbishop Makgoba

2016-03-17 16:57
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Cape Town - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town on Thursday called on officials in all levels of government "to tell the truth" in response to new revelations about the influence of "a non-governmental family in matters of state".

“Thank you for the Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas for courageously speaking out about the influences of non-governmental family in the matter of state,” Makgoba said in a statement.

Jonas, the deputy finance minister, said on Wednesday that the Gupta family offered him the job of finance minister shortly before Nhlanhla Nene was fired in December last year.

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the Guptas tried to offer her the job of public enterprises minister in 2010, to replace Barbara Hogan. 

“Viva cde. Mcebisi Jonas! The truth shall set us free!”‚ Mentor said on Facebook.

Makgoba said every government official should see this as invitation to tell the truth. He called on the ANC's national executive committee to be courageous and speak the truth, because it would set them free.

“It is to elevate the country and our democracy to a place where constitutional values matter."

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