I want to tell my side of the story - Lynne Brown

She has been at the centre of a number of state capture scandals, including those connected to Eksom and Denel, and on Friday former public enterprises minister, Lynne Brown said she wants to tell her side of the story.

Brown tendered her resignation as a member of Parliament on Thursday, after being fired by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his cabinet reshuffle on Monday.

As public enterprises minister, Brown was implicated in allegations of state capture and mismanagement of Eskom and other state own agencies like Denel and Transnet.

Read: Lynne Brown resigns as MP

I have served for 24 years as a public rep and I felt that I should step aside and make way for the others and prepare for the commission of inquiry so that I can also put my side of the story.

Lynne Brown, former Minister of Public Enterprises

I have taken the right decision to step aside and also because there has been loads of commentators calling for my resignation.

Lynne Brown, former Minister of Public Enterprises

Brown says the problem with most state owned enterprises is that they operate on very old models, something she says needs to change.

She also responded to the public protector's findings, which stated that Brown was guilty of misleading Parliament.

Also read: Lynne Brown is a liar - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

What the media often forgets is that the public protector said that I inadvertently or unknowingly misled parliament, which none of you [the media] ever say.

Lynne Brown, former Minister of Public Enterprises

Brown says 90% of the ti_me _Eskom answered its questions correctly .

She says there was no way she would have known they would give her incorrect answers.

Khulu Phasiwe came on the news and acknowledged that Eskom misled me

Lynne Brown, former Minister of Public Enterprises

I asked Eskom's board to discipline those who have misled me

Lynne Brown, former Minister of Public Enterprises

To hear the rest of the interview with former minister Lynne Brown, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : I want to tell my side of the story - Lynne Brown


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