ANC veteran and former minister of public enterprises Barbara Hogan preparing to give evidence at the state capture inquiry. Simphiwe Mbokazi/ African News Agency (ANA).
Johannesburg - Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan resumes her testimony at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday.

On Monday she told the commission that if she had her way current Telkom chief executive Sipho Maseko - credited with stabilising and growing the telecommunications company - would've been appointed Transnet CEO.

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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