Witnesses in Eskom enquiry should get protection: Committee

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Parliament’s Committee on Public Enterprises says those being subpoenaed to appear before the inquiry into state capture allegations at Eskom as well as witnesses and their families should be afforded protection services.

The committee’s comments come as the Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will write to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to demand the protection.

This, after DA committee member Natasha Mazzone said she was recently followed, and her car tampered with.

Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara has also claimed that State Security Minister Bongani Bongo attempted to bribe him to step down as evidence leader in the inquiry, and a local newspaper reported allegations that the son of acting Committee Chairperson Zukiswa Rantho was threatened by unknown men last week.

Speaking on Morning Live African National Congress (ANC) member of the committee Mondli Gungubele says the protection is not negotiable.

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