Tag Archives | David Mahlobo

Ramaphosa must explain appointment of Mabuza as envoy to Russia

The DA notes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Deputy President, David Mabuza, as his special envoy to Russia. With this appointment, it appears Ramaphosa is following former President Jacob Zuma’s lead after he appointed former Energy and Intelligence Minister David Mahlobo as his liaison to Russia. That culminated in the revamping of the Integrated Resource…

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DA requests SIU investigation into sale of Strategic Fuel Stocks

The DA has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa, requesting that he proclaim an urgent Special Investigation Unit (SIU) investigation into the illegal sale of South Africa’s strategic fuel stocks at below-market prices. It is estimated that it would cost South Africa R5.6 billion, at the current exchange rate, to replace the 10.3 million oil barrels…

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Renewal requires a leaner, capable Cabinet

I congratulate President Ramaphosa on his commitment to a smaller and more capable Executive. I welcome reports that the President has heeded our calls for a smaller, less wasteful Cabinet. We believe it is entirely possible for the Executive to function even more effectively with a Cabinet of around 15 Ministers. Now is also the time…

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Mahlobo rushes nuclear plan in time for ANC Conference

It is reported that Cabinet approved a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) – which will open the door for nuclear procurement – on Wednesday 6 December. It is bizarre and highly irregular that no official Cabinet announcement was made last week. This hasty approval of the IRP under the cover of darkness is a full…

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‘State Protector’ Busisiwe Mkhwebane absolves David Mahlobo

The DA is disappointed but hardly surprised that the Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has absolved former Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, for lying to Parliament despite overwhelming and irrefutable evidence to the contrary. I had reported Mahlobo to the Public Protector on 18 November 2016 for violating the Executive Members Ethics Act by…

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We are ready to interdict the nuclear deal

The DA will not hesitate to interdict any attempt by Minister of Energy, David Mahlobo, to force through a nuclear deal despite the fact that South Africa does not need or afford the estimated R1 trillion deal. Media reports today indicate that the Energy Department has been forced to work overtime to ensure the Integrated…

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