Former Minister of Public Enterprises Barbara Hogan continued giving her testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday.
Hogan revealed how former president Jacob Zuma took away her executive powers as well as those of the board of SOEs.
She told the commission of how Zuma insisted on Siyabonga Gama as CEO of Transnet and that Jacob Maroga be retained as CEO of Eskom.
We heard about the time when the board of Eskom had lost confidence in Maroga and called a press briefing to announce his departure.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
But on that day Barbara Hogan received an angry phone call from Zuma who said what do you think you are doing, tell the board to stop what they are doing right now.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
So she told the board this is an instruction that I got from the president and the board stopped that press briefing— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
She says she received another phone call from Zuma who said he has instructed Maroga to return to work. Hogan says it was at that point that she realised that her executive powers had been taken away by Jacob Zuma.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
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