Gigaba a Gupta enabler with credibility deficit, says analyst

Political analyst Karima Brown says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is the enabler of the Gupta family.

Documents apparently show Gigaba improperly intervened to grant several members of the Gupta family naturalised South Africa citizenship.

Read: Letters showing Gigaba fast-tracked Guptas' SA citizenship a 'smoking gun'

Brown says Gigaba needs to explain why he overruled the decision to deny the Gupta family citizenship and unburden himself with regards to state capture.

The analyst claims that Gigaba has allowed Gupta-linked characters to take over the state under his watch, since his days as minister of public enterprises.

The minister does stray from his mandate when the Gupta family is involved.

Karima Brown, Political Analyst and Talk At Nine Presenter

The minister suffers from a credibility and trust deficit, both in political and technical terms.

Karima Brown, Political Analyst and Talk At Nine Presenter

She says all the ministers in President Jacob Zuma's inner circle are displaying a pattern of non-compliance.

They do not want to confine themselves to governing legally and lawfully.

Karima Brown, Political Analyst and Talk At Nine Presenter

Karima reflected on Gigaba's recent remarks and manoeuvres in the face of political and economic challenges.

She also dissected the developments with Hlaudi Motsoeneng's dismissal from the SABC, Ben Ngubane's resignation as Eskom board chairman and the settlement between the DA and Helen Zille.

According to Karima, there appears to be disagreement within the Zuma camp about how to deal with the leaked Gupta emails and the corruption they expose.

Take a listen to her analysis:


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