I didn’t insist on Gama as Transnet CEO, says Jacob Zuma
This contradicts Barbara Hogan’s testimony that Siyabonga Gama was Zuma’s ‘only choice’, despite Gama facing disciplinary charges
Former president Jacob Zuma has denied that he insisted Siyabonga Gama be appointed CEO of Transnet, countering evidence by former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan at the state-capture inquiry.
“It couldn’t be like that. We don’t work like that,” he told the inquiry on Wednesday morning. He said his alleged interference would amount to him “undermining the process” of such appointments. “I did not put my preference on Gama or whoever.”