Makasi seeks legal advice for being called Nomvula Mokonyane's 'Ben 10'

Chairman of the Central Energy Fund, Luvo Makasi, says he is obtaining legal advice after City Press claimed that he has been giving orders to senior officials in the Water Affairs Department chaired by Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

The headline of the article was, 'Nomvula's Ben 10 calls the shots'.

I regard the reference to being called a Ben 10 defamatory and I'm obtaining legal advice. We have further reported the matter to the Press Ombudsman.

Luvo Makasi, chairman of the Central Energy Fund

Makasi says his law firm only gives advice to the department in a consultative capacity.

I have met with the former director general during her tenure. I have never issued any directive either to the DG or CFO. It's not within my space to give orders. My role is to give advice when required.

Luvo Makasi, chairman of the Central Energy Fund

She is basically a shareholder. In simple terms, I'm a lawyer to the subsidiaries. How they report to her, it's a regulated environment.

Luvo Makasi, chairman of the Central Energy Fund

I do meet with her in other consultations. I also have bumped and talked to her at ANC events.

Luvo Makasi, chairman of the Central Energy Fund

I bump into her. We talk. We have a cup of tea. I don't think that should be criminalised.

Luvo Makasi, chairman of the Central Energy Fund

Listen to the full interview with Luvo Makasi below...


This article first appeared on 702 : Makasi seeks legal advice for being called Nomvula Mokonyane's 'Ben 10'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
More affordable solutions needed to save water

More affordable solutions needed to save water

Most water saving systems are expensive, CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Jason Mingo about alternative ways to save water.

ANC NEC prepares January 8 statement in good spirit - Mokonyane

ANC NEC prepares January 8 statement in good spirit - Mokonyane

As the ANC prepares for its 105th celebrations, ANC NEC member Nomvula Mokonyane says the party wants to work on self-correction.

Mokonyane: South Africans are being misled by anti-Zuma sentiment

Mokonyane: South Africans are being misled by anti-Zuma sentiment

Mokonyane made no bones about defending Zuma, denying any wrongdoing relating to upgrades at his Nkandla residence.

ANC denies spending hefty R1bn on its election campaign

ANC denies spending hefty R1bn on its election campaign

The ANC says it has the right to keep its costs confidential, and will not disclose the figures for financing their campaign.

Conflicting statements from the ANC on Fransman's reappointment

Conflicting statements from the ANC on Fransman's reappointment

According to EWN reporter, Rahima Essop, ANC PEC members were told that the Western Cape ANC leader is back in his position.

'There is no split,' says Tshwane ANC deputy chair Mapiti Matsena

'There is no split,' says Tshwane ANC deputy chair Mapiti Matsena

Political divisions within ANC's Tshwane structures are suspected to be behind violent protests in Mamelodi and Atteridgeville.

Mokonyane: Structure in the Tshwane ANC is divided

Mokonyane: Structure in the Tshwane ANC is divided

Nomvula Mokonyane said no ANC member who understands the guidelines would resort to violent protests as seen in Atteridgeville.

Popular articles
Ramaphosa unveils statue of Madiba at UN headquarters

Ramaphosa unveils statue of Madiba at UN headquarters

The 1.9 metre statue is said to be a gift from South Africa to the international community.

KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail KZN Regional Spokesperson Zama Nomnganga says a build up of events led to the decision.

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed that he was asked to hand over his devices but he says that he refused.

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Land researcher Prof. Ruth Hall says the panel faces an exciting challenge to see how government can fix the land reform process.

[LISTEN] New Visa regulations could change the face of South African tourism

[LISTEN] New Visa regulations could change the face of South African tourism

Lecturer at TUT's Dept of Tourism, Unathi Henama says that the tourism sector is at the center of the economic policies in SA.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.