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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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Zuma’s new advocate challenges State, seeks permanent stay of prosecution

PIETERMARITZBURG, July 27  – Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s new senior counsel, Mike Hellens, told the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday that he took issue with the state trying to limit the defence’s timelines on a complex case. Appearing before KwaZulu-Natal deputy judge president, Mjabuliseni Isaac Madondo, Hellens told the court he found it […]