KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the appointment of Aubrey Shabane as the new Chief Executive Officer of the KwaZulu-Natal Growth Fund (KZNGF).
Advocate Phillip Mokoena, for the commission’s legal team, asked if the rand could be picked up after it had fallen, which was a phrase used by Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane when Pravin Gordhan was removed as minister of finance.
He also paid homage to the role Edna Molewa, who passed away last year, played in these efforts as Minister of Environmental Affairs.
Sihle Zikalala, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs said events like Dusi Canoe were pivotal for the province’s economy.
He had wanted to step down on retirement, but recalled that Sihle Zikalala, the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, insisted that he stayed on.
Former Bosasa employee Richard Le Roux testified earlier this month that he was tasked with installing security upgrades at various ministers' and government officials' homes, such as Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, ANC MP Vincent Smith and Makwetla.
Environmental Affairs Minister Ms Nomvula Mokonyane and Mining counterpart Mr Gwede Mantashe were named as having received bribes from the utilities management company Bosasa at the ongoing judicial commission probing allegations of government corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.
"But I will never believe you until you fire [Minister of Environmental Affairs] Nomvula Mokonyane," Malema said.
They said Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, senior ANC MP Vincent Smith and Mantashe must be axed from their positions due to the allegations on Bosasa.
What the ANC will not allow you to do is to arrest people like Dudu Myeni and honourable Nomvula Mokonyane who should by now be arrested.” This was then echoed by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema who said action needs to be taken against Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, who allegedly received groceries and payments from Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations.