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Commission hears of state capture web’s dire consequences for a country

JOHANNESBURG, September 19 – Recession, high unemployment rate and a negative credit rating were some of the catastrophic results of state capture on a country, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Wednesday. International expert Daniel Kauffman, an economist and social scientist from Chile, gave evidence on the impact of state capture. Kauffman […]

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Justice Zondo to rule on Guptas, Duduzane Zuma request to cross-examine witnesses

JOHANNESBURG, September 13  – The Guptas and Duduzane Zuma will know on Thursday whether they will be allowed to cross-examine state capture witnesses. Commission chairman Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will rule on their request to cross-examine former finance deputy minister, Mcebisi Jonas, ex-MP Vytjie Mentor, and fired government spin doctor Themba Maseko. Last week, the […]

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Hawks’ Mnonopi withdraws application to cross-examine

JOHANNESBURG, August 6 – Suspended head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s (known as the Hawks) Anti-Corruption Unit, Major General Zinhle Mnonopi, on Thursday withdrew her application to cross-examine former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas at the state capture commission of inquiry. Mnonopi’s legal representative Vincent Sewela told commission chairman Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that only […]

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Maseko testifies on Gupta’s ‘bullying, intimidation tactics’ at state capture inquiry

JOHANNESBURG, August 29 – The controversial Gupta family’s inappropriate demands on former government spokesman Themba Maseko to channel government’s advertising spend to their newspaper, The New Age, bordered on breaking the laws of the country, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Wednesday. Maseko was CEO of government communication and information system (GCIS) […]

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Former ANC MP Mentor to testify before state capture commission

JOHANNESBURG, August 27 – Former African National Congress (ANC) parliamentarian Vytjie Mentor will on Monday testify before the state capture commission of inquiry headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. Mentor, who hails from the Northern Cape and is a former chairperson of Parliament’s public enterprises’ committee, received acclaim for lifting the lid on allegations […]

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Zondo requests Jonas to provide more evidence on cabinet ministers

JOHANNESBURG, August 24- State capture commission of inquiry chairman, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has on Friday, requested former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas to assist the inquiry on whether former President Jacob Zuma’s executive were all under the Gupta family’s influence and command. Jonas finished his testimony on Friday. Zondo asked him to get […]

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SA National Treasury’s public management poser

JOHANNESBURG, August 21 – National Treasury procurement office, established to direct government’s supply chain management effectively, has no oversight control over the courts and the judiciary as far as the Public Finance Management Act i (PFMA) s concerned, the state capture commission headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo heard on Tuesday. Treasury’s acting chief […]