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

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