DA demands details of SA’s $1bn South Sudan oil refinery project
Party claims minister Jeff Radebe signed an agreement with the Sudanese government in 2018 without approval of the Treasury and cabinet
The DA intends to intervene in a deal in which energy minister Jeff Radebe is allegedly pushing for SA to spend at least $1bn in building an oil refinery in South Sudan. The DA plans, via the Promotion of Access to Information Act application, to get its hands on the memorandum of understanding that Radebe signed with the Sudanese government in November 2018. Radebe has reportedly already spent R20m on the venture, which includes hiring a private jet to travel to war-torn South Sudan. The deal has raised eyebrows in the government circles, according to the Sunday Times report. Kevin Mileham, DA MP and shadow minister of energy said on Sunday: “It is utterly incomprehensible that the failing ANC government has not communicated on this matter and that money is being used to fund travels for ventures which have not been condoned by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).” The energy department spokesperson Thandiwe Maimane could not be reached for comment. Mileham said the DA is keeping a close...
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