JOHANNESBURG – More details are expected to emerge on Monday about the sudden departure of PetroSA’s Chairman Benny Mokaba.
A statement from the Central Energy Fund, which owns the company, only confirms that Mokaba has vacated his position.
The Dagga Movement has asked PetroSA why industrial hemp bio fuel has not been considered as a alternative green and sustainable source of fuel / energy source yet?
PetroSA said it had started its own investigations after concerns were raised.
There are unconfirmed reports that Mokaba was fired from his post over the so-called Oilgate 2 scandal.
It is claimed he was handed a letter on Sunday informing him of a decision taken by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters.
However, the Central Energy Fund statement is vague about whether Mokaba jumped or whether he was pushed.
It says his departure follows an question on how hemp bio-fuel has not been considered as alternative, green and sustainable source of energy by PetroSA.
The Energy Ministry is yet to comment.
It has also been reported the Hawks are investigating a series of alleged irregular payments.
Mokaba was appointed to the PetroSA board in 2011.
SUBJECT: Industrial Hemp Bio Fuel
FROM: Dagga Movement <email@example.com>
DATE: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:49 AM
I would like to find out why industrial hemp bio fuel has not been considered as a alternative green and sustainable source of fuel / energy source?
SUBJECT: Out of Office: Industrial Hemp Bio Fuel
FROM: Courtoreille JESSICA <JESSICA.Courtoreille@petrosa.co.za>
DATE: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:31 AM
To: Dagga Movement <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I will be out of office until 2 May.
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Dr A M B Mokaba – Chairman,
Ms N N Nokwe (Group Chief Executive Officer),
Adv M B Madumise, Mr S Mncwango,
Mr V Sibiya, Mr G C Smith, Mr S Mokoena
Mr M M Zwane, Mr A Rhoda,
Mr A C G Molusi, Ms E Letlape,
Ms P S V Ngaba (Company Secretary).