6.12.2019 06:03 pm
Ons of the businesspeople was Ignatius ‘Igo’ Mpambani, who was gunned down and killed while driving his Bentley in Sandton in 2017.
Ace Magashule's former personal assistant told the state capture commission of inquiry that she approached Ignatius "Igo" Mpambani, a businessman who was gunned down in Sandton in 2017, for funding.
The former minister says it would be a shock to learn that a memorandum was not tabled in a Cabinet meeting on the transfers of the two former DGS.
The former minister of labour says she was not informed that he would be transferred to GCIS.
Ranjeni Munusamy was also granted leave to give evidence and to cross-examine ex-crime intelligence member Colonel Dhanajaya Naidoo.
The former minister is expected to give testimony relating to the 2011 decision to withdraw Mzwanele Manyi’s termination as DG in the labour department, which resulted in him being transferred to the GCIS.
The witness says that in the memo handed to the board, there seemed to have been an over-emphasis on the estimated total costs over the profits.
‘The Gupta brother said they aren’t greedy, it’s just that there are too many of them that will be sharing the percentage,’ former domestic head of intelligence, Gibson Njenje, said.
Mo Shaik, who had also given evidence at the commission, testified the meeting was ‘confrontational’, adding he had ‘never seen Njenje so upset’.
The witness also told the commission that he was of the view that South Africa did not understand how the bank would work.
Mo Shaik says he was incensed that the then state security minister had the audacity to offer him an ambassadorial post.
Gordhan welcomed the news, and noted that he too would be applying to cross-examine Moyane.
It seemed to me that the minister did not want this investigation to happen and the meeting was incredibly tense, Shaik concluded.
According to the former spy boss, state security services have been systematically undermined in recent years.
Moyane will only be able to ask the minister certain questions, relating to the former Sars boss’ motives for laying charges against him.
Following an exchange at the state capture inquiry, an analyst says the country should start thinking of more than just a mix of the proportional representation and constituency electoral systems.