Posts for September 2018 4 September 2018 Faith Muthambi responded to Phumla Williams, describing her as ’emotionally unhinged’. Faith Muthambi 6 September 2018 Justice Zondo heard applications from implicated persons, to cross-examine those who named them. Applications to cross-examine 10 September 2018 Jan Gilliland, a senior official within the National Treasury, testified that the Guptas got just under R250-million in payments from government for their media companies. Jan Gilliland 13 September 2018 The Gupta brothers Ajay and Rakesh, who are currently in Dubai, have tried to force the hand of the Zondo Commission by imposing conditions under which they would testify. Consequently, their application was denied. Zondo denies Guptas 13 September 2018 Justice Zondo has granted Duduzane Zuma permission to cross-examine Mcebisi Jonas, who implicated him in the Guptas’ offer to him of money and a top cabinet position, provided he would do their bidding. Duduzane Zuma application granted 13 September 2018 Justice Zondo has asked former president Jacob Zuma to submit his version of events in which he was implicated. Jacob Zuma asked for input 14 September 2018 Former president Jacob Zuma is willing to co-operate with the Zondo Commission. However, he says that his decision not to cross-examine witnesses is being viewed as non-co-operation. Zuma questions existence of state capture 17 September 2018 Testimony from Standard Bank revealed that cabinet ministers tried to put pressure on the bank after it made the decision to close accounts of the Guptas. Standard Bank threatened after decision to close Gupta accounts. 18 September 2018 Witnesses from FNB and Absa came forward today to substantiate Standard Bank’s claim of government interference in the closure of Gupta bank accounts. More banks claim government interference 19 September 2018 Nedbank was expected to pick up where the other three big banks left off, by becoming the Gupta family’s banker – this is the impression that Nedbank CEO Mike Brown got when he met with ANC officials. Nedbank grilled by ANC over Gupta account closures 21 September 2018 Ajay Gupta, implicated in numerous instance of state capture, has claimed that he never met with Mcebisi Jonas to offer him a R600-million bribe and in fact, was somewhere else when the meeting was supposed to have happened. Ajay Gupta refures Mcebisi Jonas’ meeting and bribery claim 28 September 2018 The Zondo Commission’s legal team has made an application for the so-called #GuptaLeaks e-mails to be admitted as evidence. In this case, the commission will be obligated to investigate them, according to its mandate. #GuptaLeaks e-mails enter the picture. ..