Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has rejected all allegations of wrongdoing while he was minister of public enterprises. Gigaba was responding at a media conference Friday to questions related to e-mails linking people he appointed to the boards of state-owned companies to the Gupta family and its associates. “No one has given me these e-mails or told me how they were obtained‚ whether through proper means or fabricated‚ so I don’t know‚” said Gigaba. Gigaba emphasised that ministers were not involved in the procurement decisions of state-owned enterprises, and questioned the origin of the e-mails that were leaked to the media. “I have done no wrong. When you don’t know whether a person has malicious intentions‚ you will not be able to predict the outcome prior. I’m on record that we must run a clean government,” he said Gigaba said he welcomed the announcement of a commission of inquiry into state capture: “We should be allowed to sit in the commission and answer to allegations. A co...

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