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mosebenzizwaneMiningmx writes that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, emboldened by President Jacob Zuma’s decision to retain him in the Cabinet, kicked back on Wednesday against attempts to “try him by public opinion”.  

His comments came on a day in which the Chamber of Mines lodged its notice of motion and founding affidavit for the judicial review and setting aside of the Mining Charter redraft, gazetted in June.  The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) issued a press statement in which Zwane was described as coming out “with guns blazing” in response to allegations of his involvement in state capture, which were levelled against him in a sitting of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources in Parliament.  Criticised by opposition MPs for his globe-trotting exploits, Zwane commented:  “I travel to various parts of the world to meet with a number of people to attract investment in South Africa…  The story that has not been told by anyone thus far is that a number of these travels have resulted in us saving thousands of jobs in the mining sector and members of the opposition must desist from personal vendettas and be constructive in their engagement with me as a member of the executive.”

  • Read this report by David McKay in full at Miningmx

See too, Zwane strikes back at his many critics, at Business Report

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