Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s leadership has been called into question during her budget vote debate in Parliament.
Opposition parties on Thursday laid into her over state capture allegations and the Gupta family.
The Democratic Alliance’s Natasha Mazzone says: “If we’re not dealing with the Guptas being given tenders, we’re dealing with children of employees being given multimillion-rand deals.
“Or most recently, resignations, no wait, retirement, no wait, retrenchments... No, no, reappointments of the CEO.”
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ Thembinkosi Rawula said her department should be dissolved.
“We want to warn the country before the lights are out at Eskom, before it collapses. We want to warn the country before SAA flights are grounded and can’t fly anymore.”
The Inkatha Freedom Party’s Narend Singh says: “SOEs, honourable chairperson and honourable members, have become the cash cows and ATMs of certain well-connected individuals and families.”