MPs worried probe into SOEs will be hampered by resource constraints

MPs have asked National Assembly House Chairperson Cedric Frolick for assurances that their inquiry into Eskom, Denel and Transnet will be well-resourced.

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PARLIAMENT - Members of Parliament (MPs) have asked National Assembly House chairperson Cedric Frolick for assurances that their inquiry into Eskom, Denel and Transnet will be well-resourced.

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises was instructed by Frolick to investigate allegations of state capture at state-owned enterprises, but the inquiry appears to be stuck in the starting blocks.

They’re worried that their probe will be hampered by funding and resource constraints.

Three MPs met with Frolick on Tuesday, on behalf of the committee, to explain why they need to be properly resourced.

Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentarian Natasha Mazzone was among them.

“They realised the urgency of the matter as well because we’ve been waiting three months to get this committee going and we’ve been promised that we’ll receive the necessary resources.”

The committee wants Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to lead the state capture probe.

Vanara worked on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) inquiry last year, but since then he has been given other responsibilities in Parliament.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)