Ben Ngubane: Captured by state capture

Ben Ngubane was a man of integrity until he became a Gupta dupe and a Zuma lackey and an apologist for Hlaudi Motsoeneng, writes Chris Barron

18 July 2021 - 00:00 By Chris Barron

Baldwin “Ben” Ngubane, who has died in Richards Bay at the age of 79 of Covid-19 complications, had a reputation for integrity and service as a medical doctor, peacemaker, IFP premier of KwaZulu-Natal and the post-apartheid government’s first minister of science & technology.

He destroyed it after he joined the ANC and became an alleged lackey of state capture as chair of the SABC and Eskom...

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