Mo Shaik says his resignation is merely 'technical', not a result of DA pressure

Mo Shaik says his resignation as a special advisor to Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is simply a "technical" move.

Shaik says he is now a member of a stabilisation committee advising the department on the infrastructure financing needs in so far as it pertains to water.

When the minister was appointed, she approached me because of my experience in infrastructure financing at the DBSA, for which I spent about five and a half years. She approached me and asked whether I would be her special advisor and the minister went and got permission from the Department of Public Administration.

Mo Shaik, Former special advisor to Minister Lindiwe Sisulu

She came back to me and by that time I formulated my ideas about how I could assist the department in infrastructure financing. The minister then appointed me on to a stabilisation committee in terms of the regulations and the Water Act, where I am now as a member of an advisory committee advising the department on the infrastructure financing needs in so far as it pertains to water.

Mo Shaik, Former special advisor to Minister Lindiwe Sisulu

He has dismissed the Democratic Alliance's (DA) claims that his resignation is a direct result of the party's pressure and claims that he is not qualified.

It has nothing to do with DA pressure, in fact I am astounded at the confusion of the DA.

Mo Shaik, Former special advisor to Minister Lindiwe Sisulu

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