A decision by Parliament’s mineral resources committee on how to deal with allegations of state capture in the sector has been held back by the unavailability of Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. The committee has wanted to engage with the minister before working out how to approach the allegations. This follows an instruction made several months ago by National Assembly chairperson Cedric Frolick that several portfolio committees deal with the state capture allegations in their areas. So far only the public enterprises committee has launched an inquiry, and the transport committee is also engaging with the issues. Zwane was due to appear before the mineral resources committee on Tuesday but could not make it due to illness. He has also previously been unavailable. The committee held its last meeting on Wednesday so the minister will not be making an appearance before it this year. Parliament goes into recess on Thursday. DA MP Hendrik Schmidt said at the committee meeting...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now