OVERVIEW: Zuma 'hung me out to dry' - Barbara Hogan at #StateCaptureInquiry

2018-11-12 16:00

The judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture has reconvened in Johannesburg, with former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan testifying.

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

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12 Nov 16:32
Zondo adjourns the inquiry so that Hogan can continue on Tuesday, 10:00

12 Nov 16:29
Zuma demanded CVs of chairpersons recommended for appointment, says Hogan

12 Nov 16:25
Zondo takes a breath as he considers the re-appointment of Gama by a reconstituted Transnet board

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Gama was later appointed as group CEO of Transnet, says Hogan

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Hogan testifies that Gama was fired on three charges relating to negligence

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Hogan says certain NEC party members were very nasty to her at meetings and she was cast as "anti-transformation".

Hogan says she expected Zuma to protect her, and back up her decisions, but "the president hung me out to dry".

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Zondo asks Hogan if she knows whether or not those Cabinet members knew that there was a selection process that had to be followed, and that a successful black candidate had already been put forward. 

Hogan says she's not sure, but she had attempted to make them aware of Maseko as a successful candidate, but they were lobbying for Gama to be appointed, and no one else. Zuma also continued to insist on Gama.

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Hogan says she was "targeted" in certain media articles, for her opposition to Gama's appointment. Hogan says former acting CEO Chris Wells was also targeted, along with other members of the Transnet board.

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Hogan says the ANC, SACP and ANCYL (led by Julius Malema at the time) had all issued statements in support of Gama, claiming he was being persecuted. 

Hogan now reading excerpts from newspaper articles published around the time of Gama's suspension.

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Hogan says Zuma's approach made it seem as if he was asserting that he was in charge and he could do as he liked.

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Hogan says Zuma claimed Gama was being persecuted.

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Hogan says the memo recommending Maseko had been withdrawn by the Cabinet secretary, on Zuma's instruction. Zuma also then asked Hogan for three names to be put forward for the position of chairperson of the Transnet board, as Fred Phaswana had left.

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Hogan says she asked Gordhan for help in accessing documents to prepare for the commission, but it became apparent that her documents had been tampered with and she could not access her emails... they had disappeared from the server.

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Hogan mentions a letter that she wrote to Zuma on the appointment of a CEO at Transnet, and then another meeting she had with Zuma between July and August 2009, where they discussed a memorandum on the appointment of a Transnet CEO.

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Hogan now on the topic of Gama's "problematic" tenders, the first of which was a new locomotive deal, which Gama signed off without backing from the board. 

Hogan says South Africa had train manufacturing capability and the board had tried to bring locomotive work in-house, but Gama outsourced this work.

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Hogan makes mention of Siphiwe Nyanda and Jeff Radebe as two of the Cabinet members who came out strongly in support of Gama's appointment as Transnet CEO.

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Hogan continues with her testimony around the appointment of Gama as CEO of Transnet.

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Zondo finally back in his seat, and proceedings resume. Zondo says he was stuck in an elevator. 

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Barbara Hogan has taken her seat after the lunch break, but it seems Zondo is still in chambers. Proceedings delayed until Zondo emerges.

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Proceedings adjourn for lunch. 

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"It actually shocked me," Hogan says of Zuma's interference.

"He then said to me 'You may not appoint anyone to the board' because the board also had to have changes, 'until Mr Gama's disciplinary was over'."

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Hogan says that despite Maseko emerging as the leading candidate, Zuma insisted on Siyabonga Gama for the Transnet CEO position. Hogan talks about her misgivings over Gama.

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Hogan, still on the events around the appointment of a new CEO at Transnet, brings up Sipho Maseko (currently Telkom CEO) who Hogan says was recommended as the leading candidate. Says Maseko received a glowing report.

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