But former president Jacob Zuma ignored her recommendation and insisted Siyabonga Gama get the job in 2009, despite being the subject of an investigation into procurement irregularities.
Hogan made these shocking revelations when she testified before the state of capture commission chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Hogan was public enterprises minister in May 2009. She testified that Zuma might have acted on the instructions of the ANC deployment committee - whose majority backed him to become ANC president in Polokwane.
Hogan said her troubles with Zuma began in June 2009, when they met to discuss the Transnet board's recommendation to appoint Maseko as Transnet boss. “He insisted he would not have any candidate except Gama. I told him Mr Gama was facing serious misconduct charges. I recommended Mr Maseko on the basis of glowing recommendations.”
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