Parliament’s mineral resources committee has adopted in principle the terms of reference for its inquiry into the activities of former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane.There have been allegations that Zwane was closely linked to the Guptas and acted in their interests, particularly with regard to the pressured sale by Glencore of its coal mine assets to the Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources.Former public protector Thuli Madonsela made reference in her report on state capture released in October 2016, to prima facie findings that pointed to possible governance failures and maladministration within the Department of Mineral Resources. These included information relating to issues of conflict of interest of Zwane.The terms of reference proposed by Parliament’s legal adviser, Fatima Ebrahim, stipulate that the inquiry into Zwane will investigate these alleged governance failures and maladministration within the Department of Mineral Resources. The committee consider...

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