April 2019

Posts for April 2019 1 April 2019 The 2009 Special Investigating Unit report on facilities management company Bosasa was compromised by a court interdict in the early stages of the probe in 2007 that prohibited investigators from interviewing material witnesses. SIU’s Bosasa investigation hamstrung from start 3 April 2019 Advocate Marijke de Kock, senior prosecutor Read more >

May 2019

Posts for May 2019 2 May 2019 Not long after he fingered Durban businessman Thoshan Panday for attempting to bribe him in 2011 to evade prosecution, former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen was himself facing prosecution and fighting to keep his job. Booysen describes determined efforts to work him out of KZN Hawks 3 May Read more >

June 2019

Posts for June 2019 3 June 2019 Former ANN7 editor Rajesh Sundaram described his role in helping to set up in 2013 what he called a television station for the “mafia” who just wanted to spew out propaganda to South Africans, as the biggest regret of his career. Sundaram started testifying at the Zondo Commission Read more >

July 2019

Posts for July 2019 1 July 2019 Apart from giving instructions for the appointments and dismissals of senior executives without following due processes, former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni was not above fabricating whistle-blower complaints to taint members of staff whom she wanted removed. Myeni hired and fired at will at SAA 2 July Read more >

August 2019

Posts for August 2019 13 August 2019 Former Free State agriculture MEC Mosebenzi Zwane pressured Phumelela municipality into leasing farming land for the Estina dairy farm project in 2012, to the extent that his team drew up the resolutions – usually done by council – that would give the project the green light. This was Read more >

September 2019

Posts for September 2019 3 September 2019  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO Mzwamadoda Mxakwe says the public broadcaster has met all the pre-conditions for a government bailout, but to date has not received it. A bailout is the only way that the SABC – currently sitting on a debt of R1.8-billion – will be Read more >

October 2019

Posts for October 2019 1 October 2019 Although he never had any cash advances made out in his name, former crime intelligence head General Richard Mdluli was responsible for about R5-million of the unit’s funds being spent on the salaries and work-related expenses of seven relatives employed under suspicious circumstances by CI. These employees very Read more >

November 2019

Posts for November 2019 1 November 2019 The chairperson has decided to postpone the evidence of the witnesses scheduled to appear on Monday, 4 and Tuesday, 5 November 2019 to a date to be determined in due course. The hearings of the commission will therefore resume on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at the City of Read more >

December 2019

Posts for December 2019 3 December 2019 Former president Jacob Zuma has until next Monday to respond through a written submission to an application by journalist Redi Tlhabi to cross-examine him at the commission of inquiry into state capture. This is in connection with evidence given by Zuma during his appearance in July that relates Read more >