Posts for December 2020
3 December 2020
The Guptas always intended to use Estina, which won a contract from the Free State government to oversee the Vrede Dairy Farm in 2012, as one of its money laundering vehicles. Evidence of this is in the company’s 2011 business dealings with well-known India-based laundering network World’s Window.
Estina a mere laundering vehicle, Zondo hears
3 December 2020
The latest witness to decry the work of the investigations team of the commission of inquiry into state capture is former acting Eskom CEO, Matshela Koko.
Ramaphosa Tsotsi wanted me out of Eskom says Koko
4 December 2020
The commission of inquiry into state capture has announced new dates in January and February 2021 on which former president Jacob Zuma must make himself available to appear.
Zondo commission – New Zondo dates set for Zuma
4 December 2020
Investigator Paul Holden returned to the commission of inquiry into state capture on Friday to continue his evidence on the flow of money from government contracts to entities linked to the Guptas, allegedly through money laundering schemes.
Transnet port contract benefitted Guptas
7 December 2020
The first time former Eskom head of legal Suzanne Daniels became involved in matters involving Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources was in November 2015, she told the commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday.
Tegeta guarantee was not board approved
8 December 2020
Brian Molefe was seconded to Eskom from Transnet in April 2015 on merit and not to advance state capture. This is what the power utility’s former chairperson Ben Ngubane told the commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday.
Molefe stood up to bully Glencore for sake of SA says Ngubane
9 December 2020
The idea to suspend Eskom executives in March 2015 was understood by the board to have originated with former president Jacob Zuma, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Wednesday.
Tsotsi lied to board about origin of suspensions plan, says Khoza
10 December 2020
A former senior executive of Regiments and later Trillian Capital has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that the companies were involved in the capture of National Treasury, and senior employees were privy to plans to remove two finance ministers from government.
Regiments Trillian instrumental in treasury capture
11 December 2020
Former mineral resources minister Mosebeni Zwane has denied knowledge of a business link between ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and a contractor who allegedly benefited, through his influence, from a housing project allocation in 2010 overseen by his department when he was MEC in the Free State.
Magashule business partner was on Zwanes contractor list
21 December 2020
The commission of inquiry into state capture will continue hearing oral evidence until March 2021. It expects President Cyril Ramaphosa and his predecessor Jacob Zuma, but chairperson Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Raymond Zondo is not holding his breath for the Guptas.
Zondo expects to hear evidence until March, but not from Guptas
This is the first of two articles that look back at the year that was for the commission of inquiry into state capture, which closed public hearings for 2020 on Friday 11 December.
Zondo commission an eventful year in review part 1
This is the second of two articles that look back at the year that was for the commission of inquiry into state capture, which closed public hearings for 2020 on Friday 11 December.