Minerals Council urges mines to testify on ex-mines minister Zwane’s role
The Minerals Council SA has urged its members to approach the state-capture commission to reveal any underhand or irregular approaches or dealings with former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his departmental officials. The council will itself not approach deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo’s commission of inquiry into how certain government departments and state-owned enterprises were corrupted and used for personal benefit. Zwane is a close associate of former president Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family, who are at the centre of the allegations of state capture. "We have recommended to our members if they want to participate then they must. If the commission wants inputs from us, then fine," said council CEO Roger Baxter.
"We are not sitting as the people sitting with the safety audits and interactions with Zwane. That was individual companies. We had a discussion about it in the minerals council and the request was made to individual companies if they have speci...