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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.