Energy minister gets the nod (for now) from DA shadow minister

Energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi made her first public appearance before Parliament’s Energy Committee on Tuesday.

Kubayi said she was open to public hearings on the issue of nuclear power and that Parliament had been misled about the disposal of South Africa's strategic oil reserves.

Gordon Mackay, DA Shadow Minister says his first impression of the minister is favourable.

The minister came as across as calm, very critical of her own department.

Gordon Mackay, DA Shadow Minister

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Outside of the nuclear space she really made a lot of sense.

Gordon Mackay, DA Shadow Minister

Mackay says he is glad that minister is level headed. He says she has promised to be transparent, accountable and far more available to the committee.

Mackay adds that Kubayi told the committee that the era of holding back information and confusion is over.

Now we just have to see if she is a woman of her word.

Gordon Mackay, DA Shadow Minister

Mackay also says Kubayi went to great length to explain the other areas of her portfolio, the challenges faced and how she plans to overcome these.

Listen to the full interview in the clip below:


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