'Pravin Gordhan made the mistake of thinking that Singh still has a conscience'

Do we still have a reason to be vigilant and concerned despite the sense that there’s a renewed interest in regaining the State and democratic institutions?

In a segment of the Eusebius McKaiser show, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail Sikonathi Mantshantsha, and Senior Investigative Journalist at the Sunday Times Sabelo Skiti unpack Pravin’s moral plea to former CFO of Eskom Anoj Singh.

There seem to be many characters in the Eskom saga and one of them is former CFO of Eskom Anoj Singh. On Tuesday, Members of Parliament Natasha Mazzone (DA) and Pravin Gordhan (ANC) interrogated Singh about his role and overall involvement in State Capture links. While Mazzone went for the facts, Gordhan made it personal by appealing to Singh’s conscience.

Talking to Eusebius, Skiti says that it took him back to an encounter he had with Salim Essa last year. He adds that Essa says that the media is driving a wedge between himself and his mom. Skiti says that Essa told him that he was going to be a big player but his mom doesn’t like the accusations the media is spreading.

Mantshantsha joined the conversation saying that Pravin Gordhan made the mistake of thinking that Singh still has a conscience.

R680 000 000 was signed in something called a pre-payment to the Gupta’s, by a CFO who knows through his professional associations that you should not take out money until you have seen value for it, says Mantshantsha.

He goes right ahead and gives away South Africa’s money then with a straight face he tells the people of this country that he knows nothing about it.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail

Wait until they are standing before a judge and there’s a 15-year sentence hanging over them.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail

That thing called a plea bargain, you’re going to see people outrunning each other to get there.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail

Also Read: Anoj Singh - we've got evidence - is telling lie after lie, says amaBhungane

Click on the audio to hear Pravin’s moral appeal for Singh to fess up...


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