Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan says she was fired from the cabinet in 2010 after bumping heads with then president Jacob Zuma over appointments at state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Hogan told the state-capture inquiry on Tuesday that while she was waiting for Zuma to respond to a request for a meeting regarding the appointment of a new Transnet board and chair, she was told she was being dismissed.

Zuma, his son Duduzane and the Gupta family are at the centre of state-capture allegations under investigation by the commission, with the families standing accused of using their political influence to benefit financially from procurement contracts at state-owned enterprises, notably Transnet and Eskom. Hogan said she had been trying to table a memo to have the new board appointments and chair approved by the cabinet, but Zuma would not allow it. This came after he barred her from appointing a new Transnet group CEO following the departure of Maria Ramos in 2009, i...

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