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Posts for May 2022

2 May 2022

The state capture commission wants those involved in the “sham” that was the Free State asbestos eradication project in 2014 to face criminal investigations and potential prosecution. Commission chairperson Chief Justice Raymond Zondo concludes in the latest edition of his report – released last Friday – that the project was concocted with the sole purpose of defrauding the provincial government.

Sham asbestos project meant to siphon state funds

4 May 2022

Eskom has to date lost over R14-billion due to state capture, according to the latest instalment of the report of the commission of inquiry into state capture. The report was released last Friday by chairperson, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Eskom capture scheme cooked up long before controversial contracts

4 May 2022

Chairperson of the state capture commission, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, wants most of the board of directors appointed at Eskom in December 2014 to be investigated and potentially prosecuted for what he says was their part in the capture of the power utility by the Guptas. The same should happen to former public enterprises minister Lynne Brown for her role in the board’s appointment and later interference in Eskom’s operations.

Zondo names main players in Eskom capture

5 May 2022

The state capture commission chairperson, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, wants former National Department of Human Settlements director-general Thabani Zulu to face corruption charges for his receipt of R600 000 in the form of a deposit for a vehicle from businessman Edwin Sodi in 2015. This is recommended in the commission’s latest report looking into the Free State asbestos eradication project that is currently the subject of a criminal trial. He has referred to the project as a “debacle” that should never be repeated.

Zondo wants former DG charged for corruption in asbestos “debacle”

5 May 2022

With only one recommendation relating to the evidence on what he calls the attempted capture of
the National Treasury in 2015 – for Rajesh Gupta to be investigated for corruption – state capture
commission chairperson Chief Justice Raymond Zondo describes the treasury’s rescue from the
“tentacles” of the Guptas as a miracle.

Treasury saved from Gupta “tentacles” by patriotic S Africans

9 May 2022

The Free State housing “debacle” of 2010, as it has been described by the state capture commission, is the result of poor monitoring of government projects by elected political leaders, and an indictment on the ANC for failing to monitor and hold their elected leadership accountable.

NPA should probe Zwane for FS housing mess, says Zondo

9 May 2022

The state capture commission has found that the suspensions of the top level of executives at Eskom in March 2015 – which enabled the arrival of Brian Molefe and later Anoj Singh – was orchestrated by the Guptas, and carried out to advance their capture agenda.

Eskom board complicit in Koko suspension ruse

11 May 2022

Despite the numerous rebuttals from those involved in the pre-payment scheme allegedly favouring Gupta-owned Tegeta Resources’ acquisition of Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) from Glencore in 2015 and 2016, the state capture commission has found that they indeed constituted capture of the power utility. Commission chairperson Chief Justice Raymond Zondo wants the directors and officials involved to be criminally investigated.

Eskom pre-payments to Tegeta enabled by willing agents