Tag Archives | Des van Rooyen

Fired or not, Van Rooyen must still be held accountable for lying in Parliament

In a response to the DA’s complaint in October 2016, the Public Protector, Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane, found that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Des van Rooyen, wilfully and intentionally lied to Parliament about visiting the Gupta’s Saxonwold compound. On Thursday, 1 March 2018, this deadline for President Cyril Ramaphosa to take appropriate action…

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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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Public Protector confirms that Des van Rooyen lied to Parliament

The Public Protector has confirmed that Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Des van Rooyen, lied to parliament when he denied visiting the Gupta’s compound in Saxonwold in the run-up to his disastrous appointment as Finance Minister. The Public Protector, responding to the DA’s complaint in October 2016, that Van Rooyen is investigated,…

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Public Protector agrees to meet DA on a number of pressing issues

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is pleased that the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has acceded to a request for a formal meeting to discuss a number of pressing matters linked to her office, and the performance of her constitutional mandate to investigate misconduct by government departments and entities and to protect the public’s interest. The…

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Willing buyer, willing sellout

The following remarks were made today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, at protest against State Capture by the Gupta’s and Jacob Zuma. Maimane was joined DA National Spokespersons, Refiloe Nt’sekhe and Phumzile van Damme, and DA Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho. Fellow democrats, Today we are gathered here in Saxonwold to protest the capture of our…

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DA Leader Maimane requests formal meeting with Public Protector

I have today written to the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, requesting a formal meeting in order to discuss a number of pressing matters linked to her office, and the performance of her constitutional mandate to investigate misconduct by government departments and entities and to protect the public’s interest. The role of the Public Protector…

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Those involved in State Capture will be held to account, whether in private sector or government

The following statement was delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe, and DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen.  I want to begin by welcoming yesterday’s decision by ANC Member of Parliament, Dr Makhosi Khoza, to quit the…

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