9.12.2020 04:32 pm
The state capture commission commended McKinsey for being a responsible corporate citizen, and urged other firms who benefitted from graft-tainted contracts to follow suit and pay back the money.
McKinsey & Co, which already paid back about R1 billion it had been paid for work it did at Eskom together with the Gupta-linked company Trillian, on Wednesday announced that it would also pay back about R650m it earned for contracts it worked on at SAA and Transnet with Regiments Capital.
Sparks fly at the Zondo commission as ‘arrogant’ former finance minister Pravin Gordhan butts heads with Tom Moyane’s counsel Dali Mpofu over, among other claims, Gordhan calling the ex-Sars boss ‘cheeky’.
‘The BLA call all law-abiding citizens to support the work of the commission as it seeks to investigate corruption both in the public and private sectors,’ the Black Lawyers Association said.
The minister of public enterprises says he emphatically denies Moyane’s assertions.
The minister says hostilities between him and Moyane developed during his tenure as finance minister and that of Moyane as Sars boss.
The cross-examination comes after Gordhan previously failed to appear before the commission’s chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Moyane is expected to cross-examine the minister of public enterprises on the former Sars boss’ motives for laying charges against him.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is showing his mettle by taking action against politicians and other high-profile figures, such as ex-SAA chair Dudu Myeni, linked to the governing party.
Makhubo’s testimony relates to the donations made allegedly to him and the ANC by companies, including Regiments Capital.
Zondo says the police will investigate whether Myeni contravened Section 5 of the Commissions Act or regulation 9 of the inquiry’s regulations.
The DA says the ANC should immediately remove Makhubo as mayor of Johannesburg because he has been ‘tainted with corruption’.
Steven Powell’s testimony has also implicated Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo, former ANC Youth League treasurer-general Reggie Nkabinde and Jacob Zuma’s former personal assistant.
The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture plans to set new dates and issue a new summons for Jacob Zuma to appear before it, and it could approach the Constitutional Court for an urgent order against him if he refuses.
He will be testifying about donations to the ANC made by IT service management company EOH and by other companies, including Regiments Capital.