I don’t know about the Dept, but I can’t be captured - Deputy Minister Oliphant

Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant says he is not always consulted by Minister Mosebenzi Zwane despite having a vast knowledge of the sector.

Zwane has been implicated in a number of alleged fraudulent contracts with the Gupta family.

Oliphant, however, says he himself is not involved in any state capture by the Guptas.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield played a clip from his colleague Xolani Gwala, who interviewed the deputy minister.

Listen to the clip in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

The Minister did not raise the matter of suspending licences with me… I just saw it in the papers.

Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Mineral Resources Minister

There are matters where we’re working together.

Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Mineral Resources Minister

The sector is too strong to be destroyed by one person.

Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Mineral Resources Minister

I don’t know about the Department, but I can’t be captured by the Guptas.

Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Mineral Resources Minister

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