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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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Gupta brothers, Duduzane want to cross-examine state capture witnesses

JOHANNESBURG, September 3  –  The controversial Gupta family and former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, want to cross-examine state capture inquiry witnesses; ex-parliamentarian Vytjie Mentor, former government spin doctor Themba Maseko and former finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, it emerged during the inquiry on Monday. Explosive evidence from Mentor, Maseko and Jonas implicated Zuma and the […]

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Another Hawks official protected Zuma and Guptas, state capture commission hears

JOHANNESBURG, August 29-  Former African National Congress (ANC) parliamentarian Vytjie Mentor on Tuesday said she became worried that her police case against former president Jacob Zuma and the Gupta brothers would be swept under the carpet after laying charges against them for alleged corruption in 2016. Mentor said her fears were realised when official Mandla […]

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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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Jonas, Mentor amongst first witnesses in state capture inquiry

DURBAN,  August 18 – Former finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas, and African National Congress member of  Parliament, Mabel Petronella “Vytjie” Mentor, will be amongst the first witnesses to give testimony at South Africa’s inquiry into state capture. Officially called the “Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector […]