Posts for January 2020

13 January 2020

Former president Jacob Zuma plans to oppose an application for a summons to be issued to him to appear before the commission of inquiry into state capture later this month. He has failed to appear on two previous occasions scheduled by the commission, in October and November last year.

Zuma set to oppose Zondo summons say reports

14 January 2020

The application to have the commission of inquiry into state capture issue a summons on former president Jacob Zuma to appear at the end of this month was adjourned on Tuesday for procedural reasons. This is to give the commission’s legal team some time to prepare an answering affidavit to one submitted by Zuma on Monday, citing his unavailability for medical reasons.

Zuma too sick to be summonsed

14 January 2020

Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson, the official in charge of movements at Waterkloof air force base at the time of the landing of the private Indian aircraft carrying guests of the Gupta family, took the stand before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday.

Gupta guests’ landing at Waterkloof in the spotlight again

15 January 2020

Former KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonye Ngobeni received so much protection from members of the South African Police Service (Saps) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that a corruption case that implicated her was swept under the carpet.

Thoshan Panday’s dodgy connections with Saps-converted

20 January 2020

The smoking gun in the Thoshan Panday corruption case involving the KwaZulu-Natal South African Police  Service (Saps) took the form of a simple-looking notebook in which the businessman’s personal assistant recorded every single detail of his scheme. Forensic investigator Trevor White told this to the commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday.

Panday’s dealings with police revealed in assistant’s notebook

22 January 2020

Forensic auditor Trevor White started his 2009 investigation into alleged procurement irregularities in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government from the bottom up. The accountant-general in National Treasury advised White to proceed thus to avoid the possible muddling of the probe, should he end up finding against politicians.

Details of Amigos case surface in auditors testimony

23 January 2020

Whether or not the commission of inquiry into state capture ends up hearing from former president Jacob Zuma or members of the Gupta family implicated in the evidence of witnesses who have appeared before it, the show will go on and it will conclude its work without their input.

Extension application to be heard on 11 February (1)

23 January 2020

Former Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that the blessing for a R43-million sponsorship contract for the Gupta-owned New Age newspaper’s livebroadcast breakfast briefings came from former CEO Colin Matjila soon after his appointment in an acting capacity.

Eskoms Gupta contract under scrutiny

24 January 2020

As was the case with Eskom, Transnet signed a partnership agreement with TNA Media, then owners of the New Age newspaper, without a termination clause, in 2013. Officials who reported to the general manager for shareholder impact Mboniso Sigonyela testified before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Friday.

Transnet GM bent on pricy New Age advertising, sponsorship