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State capture whistleblower Themba Maseko appointed director at Wits

THE University of Witwatersrand (Wits) has appointed Themba Maseko, former head of GCIS, as director of the School of Management.

Maseko is the department’s new executive director for education. “We are pleased to announce that Mr. Themba Maseko has joined our school as the new Executive Education (Short Courses) Director. We look forward to this new chapter. pic.twitter.com/MtVirMksg0– Wits School of Gov (@Wits_WSG) January 13, 2022.”

A former government spokesman, former President Jacob Zuma was one of the top officials to be applauded for refusing to bid for the fugitive Gupta family, who had great influence in the government.

Most highly qualified officials were either dismissed or dismissed and replaced by more agile officials to strengthen the seizure of the state.

Zuma removed Maseko from GCIS in 2011 and replaced him Jimmy Manyi, a former owner of the now defunct Gupta media outlets.

Maseko testified before the commission of inquiry into the arrest of GCIS during his tenure.

The first part of the report, released two weeks ago, states that Guptas’ first step in seizing control of the state took place at GCIS after Maseko’s ouster.

Guptas, led by Mani, provided funding from the department New Century Newspaper in 2010.

Mr Manyi was right that GCIS was an “enabler department” under his control, but he did not mean that. GCIS facilitated the seizure of the state during Mr. Manyi’s tenure. Were it not for the transfer of Mr Manyi to Mr Maseko, GCIS would most likely have resisted Guptas’ continued pressure on government departments to divert media spending to their businesses, ” the Zondo report read.

Maseko has written a book, For My Country: Why I Whistled About Zuma and Gupta.

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