15.1.2021 03:22 pm
According to Molefe, the Gupta family came to South Africa with a vision and that they were prepared to buy Nedbank.
Former Eskom chief executive officer (CEO) Brian Molefe has told the chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, that he was introduced to the Gupta brothers when he wanted to buy a bank.
Singh’s conduct at Transnet (where he was also CFO) and at Eskom ‘resulted in these public institutions suffering substantial financial prejudice’.
Ayanda Ntetha says she was not comfortable about telling her superiors about the meeting because there was a lack of trust at the power utility at the time.
The commission says Jacob Zuma is obliged to comply with the summons issued for him to appear before it because it remains valid.
Molefe’s attorneys say the commission has not responded to their inquiries, rendering them unable to prepare for his appearance.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will testify at the commission this year, but Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is still embroiled in a legal battle to get former president Jacob Zuma in the witness chair.
The agency’s former CEO says the decision to cancel his testimony is meant to block evidence that is damning to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
The commission will resume in January, with evidence on Eskom. It also still has to hear evidence from the ANC and President Cyril Ramaphosa before it wraps up its work.
The public protector has ordered that the controversial Vrede dairy project be revived and an apology issued to the supposed beneficiaries, but this begs the question of what will be done to recover the millions already lost, and who will be held accountable.
Zondo also confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa would testify before the State Capture Commission in 2021.
If granted, this will be the third extension that has been granted since the State Capture Commission began its work in August 2018.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is expected to address matters surrounding former president Jacob Zuma.
The deputy chief justice says he told the president that the work of the commission will not be complete without his testimony.
The State Capture Commission’s evidence leader says the former Free State premier’s business associate, the late Blackie Seoe, then made a payment to Magashule’s office.
Former human settlements MEC Mosebenzi Zwane told the State Capture Commission that the decision to make advance payments to suppliers was taken by the executive committee and that he had signed it off.