Media Statements

CoGTA Minister Refutes Allegations in Eskom Inquiry

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen has dismissed the allegations made by Ex-Trillian Financial Advisory CEO, Mosilo Mothepu, in the ongoing Eskom inquiry in Parliament.

Minister van Rooyen unequivocally reiterates that he did not spend any day with Trillian CEO Eric Wood and Mohamed Bobat to discuss his new role nor any other issue. Minister indicated there is no company that has been appointed by him or his Ministry to write speeches as they are written by an official within the department.

Minister van Rooyen restates that neither his Ministry nor the two departments within his portfolio have engaged the services of Trillian Capital, Oliver Wyman or Regiments Capital to perform any work.

The Minister indicated that CoGTA will not be destructed from delivering services to communities. He thus commended the three clean audit awards from the Auditor-General of South Africa that were received by the institutions within the CoGTA portfolio (Department of Traditional Affairs, South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Commission for the Promotion & Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious & Linguistic Communities (CLR)).

The Minister said, “We remain committed to excellence and ensuring an effective and a functioning CoGTA portfolio.”



Legadima Leso

COGTA Head of Communications

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