Brown wants state capture inquiry to go ahead

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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Cape Town – Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Wednesday that she believes President Jacob Zuma should proceed with an inquiry as recommended by former public protector Thuli Madonsela.

Brown was addressing Parliament on the performances and challenges of state-owned companies (SOCs) under her portfolio.

Madonsela’s State of Capture report questioned former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s conduct with regards to Eskom’s coal procurement contract with Optimum Coal Mine, which was bought by Gupta-owned Tegeta Resources and Energy in 2016.

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