State Capture Inquiry🔊 Told Van Rooyen’s Advisor Was🚫 Abusive, Dismissive

  |   Sanews

Treasury's former chief director for communications Phumza Macanda has told the state capture commission that Des Van Rooyen’s advisor Mohamed Bobat was unwelcoming, dismissive and abusive during his short stint at Treasury.

Van Rooyen was briefly appointed finance minister in 2015 after Nhlanhla Nene was unceremoniously fired in a move that sent shockwaves through the markets.

Macanda is the third Treasury official to confirm that Van Rooyen didn't seem to know Bobat well and it emerged he didn't even have his contact numbers when they met at the Union Buildings for his swearing-in ceremony.

She named some of the things Bobat did, including ordering one Treasury official to vacate his office and demanding that every statement be approved by him and the minister, even though the usual process was for the minister and DG to sign off on statements.

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