Oilgate 'opinion'

The Mail & Guardian allegations that the ANC used a front company to siphon state funds in the Oilgate scandal was "mere speculation", the Pretoria high court heard yesterday.

The Mail & Guardian allegations that the ANC used a front company to siphon state funds in the Oilgate scandal was "mere speculation", the Pretoria high court heard yesterday.

And five years later the newspaper could still not prove this was the true, the public protector Lawrence Mushwana told the court.

The newspaper applied for an order to set aside a 2005 report by the public protector about his investigations into the alleged misappropriation of public funds that allegedly ended up in ANC coffers.

Mushwana said the order should be dismissed. - Sapa

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