'I come from old money, my hands are clean,' says Patrice Motsepe

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- timeslive.co.za | 4 months ago

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe on Monday distanced himself and his business interests from the government's proposed independent power producers' contract.

Motsepe has two brothers-in-law in the cabinet: President Cyril Ramaphosa and energy minister Jeff Radebe.   He told a Sandton news briefing that there was no favouritism in the renewable energy project bids and admonished South Africans for thinking of irregularities when a black businessperson became rich.

It was unclear which detractors he was referring to.

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