Opinion: Tina Joemat-Pettersson must account for lying in Parliament

Minister of Energy Mmamoloko Kubayi told Parliament's portfolio committee on energy that South Africa sold much of its strategic fuel stock last year‚ contradicting her predecessor‚ Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Read: Strategic Fuel Fund offer to buy Chevron SA assets is illegal, says Minister

Xolani Gwala says Joemat-Pettersson and all those involved in the sale of stock must be held accountable.

What do you do to a Minister who lied, not only to Parliament but to all of South Africa?

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

Who was she protecting, and why did she find it necessary to go out there and make a public statement about this? Is there corruption involved? And remember that the Auditor-General declared the sale illegal because it had not been authorised by Treasury.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

She [Tina Joemat-Pettersson] has got to account. She must be brought back, and all those who sold the stock piles illegally must held into account.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

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