Joemat-Pettersson still wants fair hearing on oil matter after being cleared



Former Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson refuses to believe that the case on the has been concluded despite being cleared from being involved in any wrondoing.

The Public Protector’s office received a complain that 10 million barrels of the country’s emergency oil reserves were dubiously sold off in 2015.

According to the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane’s findings, Joemat-Pettersson was misled by the former boss of the Strategic Fuel Fund Association, Sibusiso Gamede.

However, Hawks is currently investigating Gamede’s over the debacle.

Joemat-Pettersson claimed that she was misled by Gamede and the board of the Central Energy Fund over whether the reserves had been sold or rotated.

“I gave them strict instructions of how this should happen; everything should be above the law, I did not negotiate prices, I did not enter into any contract.”

She doesn’t believe the matter is settled

“I was not given the opportunity to state my case. I was mentioned all over court proceedings, I was not a party to the case, I was not served notice. There will be no fair and equitable justice if I am not given a fair hearing.”

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