19.10.2020 03:18 pm
Commission chair says legal costs could have been between R800 000 and R1 million and asks why it was decided that parastatal would pay 75% of CEO’s costs.
The chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Monday expressed his astonishment that the Transnet board chaired by Mafika Mkwanazi let the former group chief executive officer (CEO) of the state-owned enterprise, Siyabonga Gama, off the hook on paying a high court cost order amounting to almost R426 000.
Zondo says it is remarkable that one of the statements talks about the resignation of former Eskom board chair Zola Tsotsi in anticipation.
A scheme was allegedly devised by Zwane for the money to be spent which led to more than 100 contractors getting an advance payment before anything could be done.
Failure to comply with a directive of the chairperson, without sufficient cause is a “criminal offence”, Zondo said on Friday.
Answering a question on what needs to change to ensure that the mistakes of the Sunday Times were not repeated, Harber said there needed to be a rethinking of how journalism was done.
Foundation says commission’s latest application confirms its fear that Zondo seeks to prejudice Zuma in every aspect.
Former financial director says after telling her about the imminent suspensions, Koko told her that she could possibly be asked to act in the position of one of the suspended execs.
The witness says he understands that Myeni was doing Zuma’s bidding at SAA and had played ‘that same role in other domains’.
In February Nontsasa Memela – former head of procurement at SAA Technical – testified that she had intended purchasing a property in Cove Ridge in the Eastern Cape for the business purpose of renting it out.
The ANC MP says it is difficult to respond to allegations made by Angelo Agrizzi because the latter did not give details on the alleged monthly payments he, Frolick, received from the company.
The Hawks say the spate of high-profile arrests this week was a long time coming, but had simply been put on hold in order for the suspects to appear before the Zondo commission, and there are plenty more to come.
On the face of it, recusal application does not look to be well-founded, says the professor.
Zwane’s legal team were provided with ‘voluminous’ documentation and they required an opportunity to go through it.
‘Payments to ANC, other govt officials not strange, fraudulent,’ says businessman in FS housing saga
Sodi defended the payments, saying he grew up supporting the ANC.
The head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Nthimotse Mokhesi entered into a trust to purchase a residential property with a contractor of his department, while the department still paid for a contract which was declared invalid by the Auditor-General.