Floyd Shivambu of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) accuses Jacob Zuma and Pravin Gordhan of being captured by the Guptas and asks Gordhan why National Treasury pre-approved money which was paid to Tegeta resources, an Oakbay Investments company, for the provision of coal to Eskom.
Gordhan responded to the question of being ‘captured’, saying, “Firstly, as a representative and the head of the National Treasury. I stand here as a free uncaptured individual, by anybody!”
He then answered the question of payment made to Tegeta, saying: “I’m not sure where [these] pre-approved finance issues are, but if the honorable Shivambu can give me more facts we will certainly look into that. I thought it was Eskom that prepaid certain amounts of money, not the Treasury.”