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Makasi, a director and chairman of the board at the CEF, which oversees South Africa’s state-owned oil company and energy assets, responded to the allegations, the energy ministry said Saturday in a statement without providing details. It didn’t immediately reply to an email seeking comment.
“Having considered Mr. Makasi’s written response, the Minister on 15 March wrote to Mr. Makasi, removing him,” the ministry said.
The DA plans to request a police investigation into allegations that the recently resigned chairperson of the Central Energy Fund tried to solicit a bribe from oil trading firms on behalf of three senior ANC leaders. Luvo Makasi resigned on Friday.
— NewsFlash NewsAgency (@NewsFlash_SA) March 18, 2019