Former Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan has called into question the deployment committee of the African National Congress (ANC) and how it influences the appointments of certain individuals.
Hogan is giving her testimony to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture currently underway in Parktown in Johannesburg.
The former Minister has questioned whether the deployment committee plays a useful role now, as it did during the transition from apartheid.
She says capturing the deployment committee would have a negative impact on the government.
“I sincerely wonder if a deployment committee plays a useful role now. If you see the number of appointments that go to cabinet every time. It’s huge numbers of people, you don’t know how many institutions government has got. And for a handful of people just simply to decide that this is their preferred candidate on what basis, what transparency is there?”
Hogan has told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that if the deployment committee is captured, it can have a fundamental impact on the government.
Zondo has also appealed to the media and the public to allow the commission to do its work, and not publish the evidence of witnesses before it is presented
This follows Pravin Gordhan’s submission to the Commission that was leaked to the media ahead of his testimony on Thursday this week.
Zondo says an investigation is set to be conducted to establish those responsible for the leaks.
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