10.7.2020 11:12 am
Her legal representative says she is still willing to testify at the commission and the inquiry’s chair says she will be notified if it is required that she does.
Journalist Ranjeni Munusamy has abandoned her right to cross-examine witnesses at the commission of inquiry into state capture chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
He further alleged that Zondo’s “inappropriate conduct may prove to be prejudicial to the future of South Africa as a country.”
The commission heard that former CEO Lucky Montana was at some stage ‘paranoid’ and ‘unsettled’ about investigations into corruption at Prasa.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says he needs to know who are those police officials who were not doing their job.
Witness Fani Dingiswayo says these individuals include businessmen Makhensa Mabunda and Roy Moodley who said to be linked to former president Jacob Zuma.
‘Part of the problem is that if a senior official within the governing party, for example, knows about wrongdoing,’ he or she is too scared to speak out, Zondo said.
The party is incapable of ridding corruption, according to Bloem, who maintains that corruption will flourish under Ramaphosa’s leadership.
Former Prasa board chair says during Jacob Zuma’s term as president, ANC MPs overlooked the misuse of public funds for personal benefit.
The former Prasa board chair says he is of the view that the board was dissolved because it had pressed on with an investigation that would uncover rampant corruption.
Zondo wants political leaders, elected officials to account for actions taken against SOE corruption
Former Prasa board chair Popo Molefe says the ANC’s top six were briefed on corruption at the SOE but nothing was done.
The inquiry will hear evidence into allegations of corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for the most part of the week.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says former president Jacob Zuma is most likely to appear before the commission reasonably soon after the resumption of public hearings.
The younger Zuma has said that in his opinion, the full national lockdown was implemented prematurely in a long interview between father and son that also makes fun of the ‘Gaddafi millions’.
The commission says in due course it will notify witnesses of the new dates when they will be required to testify.
The witness says former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana signed a contract worth R10 million a month which no one at Prasa knew about.