Will President Jacob Zuma directly overseeing state-owned enterprises be an inspired decision — or lead to disaster?

That’s the question analysts and economists are asking after the Presidency unveiled plans to place the president at the helm of all critical state projects.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is an outspoken critic of mismanagement in public enterprises.

Soon after the SOE announcement, it was revealed that the Hawks are ratcheting up their investigation into the minister.