Pravin Gordhan says that South Africans should not be deluded into thinking that the culture of the corruption has ended now that state capture has been uncovered.
Gordhan says those that were involved must still account for the role they played in the looting of state-owned enterprises.
The EFF staged a walk out just moments before Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan was about to deliver the closing remarks on a debate on the report of Parliament’s governance inquiry into Eskom.
Gordhan sat on the Public Enterprises committee as a MP during the probing of whistleblowers, ministers, executives and board members.
“We succeeded to work as a team across party lines. We set our differences aside, we had a single goal.”
Gordhan, who is now Minister of Public Enterprises says many have overlooked the role that businesses played in facilitating corruption and capture.
“Some of the lessons we’ve learnt is that the phenomenon of corruption and state capture is not limited to leadership. It stems from a deep and widespread culture from within institutions.”
Gordhan says that it will take more than a change of boards to clean up state entities.