Johannesburg - Cabinet ministers have been identified as some of the enablers of malfeasance, corruption and fraud in public institutions at the commission of inquiry into state capture.
Evidence leader Kate Hofmeyr told commission chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that public enterprises ministers kept board members who were flouting rules.
"Ministers who sit in the department of public enterprises retain members of boards in their positions despite sustained evidence that they are not complying with their fiduciary duties and do not act swiftly enough to ensure proper governance,” Hofmeyr said.
She said ministries also receive reports from whistleblowers but do not act.
As a result, civil society organisations have to step in but have limited funds and are not available to everyone at all times.