Gordhan: My daughter never benefited from state contracts

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has hit back at the EFF over its allegations that his daughter, Anisha, benefited from state contracts.

EFF’s Floyd Shivambu speaks to members demonstrating against Pravin Gordhan, who was testifying to the Zondo commission this week. Gordhan criticised the EFF, saying: ‘When you have a very loose political foundation and probably no principles at all to back up what one is engaged in, then anything goes.’

In his closing address at the state capture commission on Wednesday, Gordhan dismissed claims by EFF leaders that his daughter was a beneficiary of state contracts. He said it was not true that his daughter held directorships or private shares in the entities listed by the EFF.

He explained that she was employed by Investec Bank between 2007 and 2017, where she was responsible for capital investments in emerging, privately owned businesses. That meant she represented Investec as a nonexecutive director on the boards of these companies.

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