AS IT HAPPENED | 'We just want to know the truth' says Zondo at #StateCaptureInquiry

2019-10-08 09:58

Former president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane has testified at the state capture inquiry.

Duduzane Zuma.
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08 Oct 12:16
Zuma is excused

08 Oct 12:15

Zuma says the Gupta residence is just like any other residence.  

"It's just any other residence, there's nothing special."


08 Oct 12:13
Louw says Zuma was never asked for a warning statement during his arrest

08 Oct 12:11
It's important that police use their powers properly, says Zondo

08 Oct 12:08
Zuma insists that there was no communication from police on the charges and progress of the case against him

08 Oct 12:08

DCJ Zondo asks about the rumour: "There wasn't info you were going to bring forward other than what was being said."

"That's correct," Duduzane Zuma said in response. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga


08 Oct 12:06
Zuma says his arrest solely related to the meeting

08 Oct 12:05
Hlongwane wasn't sure about the rumours, says Zuma

08 Oct 12:03
"We don't have a version that we want to be proved; we just want the truth," says Zondo

08 Oct 12:01
The commission is interested in verifying the information, but there are difficulties in corroborating the alibi

08 Oct 12:00
Zondo says that Ajay Gupta claims to have been in his Sandton office on the day of the meeting

08 Oct 11:57
There was no need for the office facilities at the Gupta residence meeting, admits Zuma

08 Oct 11:55
Zondo presses Zuma on the friend or business meeting

08 Oct 11:54

Gupta residence had office facilities and staff, says Zuma.

"I do not have typical office type facilities in my home."


08 Oct 11:53

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08 Oct 11:53

Zuma says the Gupta residence was important for catering facilities.  

Zondo has difficulty with that.  

"In your own house, you would receive friends and you would have drinks," says Zondo


08 Oct 11:51
"All I'm saying is that my version is not on the final report," Zuma adds. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

08 Oct 11:49
Zuma says he wasn't given a fair opportunity to present his view to the Public Protector

08 Oct 11:48
Zuma says he received a subpoena when he was out of the country

08 Oct 11:48
Mokoena wants to know whether Zuma received an invitation from the Public Protector

08 Oct 11:44
And we're back, evidence leader advocate Phillip Mokoena turns to clarity questions on the Public Protector

08 Oct 11:25
Tea adjournment. Join us at 11:40

08 Oct 11:24

Duduzane Zuma tells the Commission that he believes he is sitting here today because he is caught in a political storm.

"We would all be fooling ourselves to think that there isn’t political play," he said. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga


08 Oct 11:24
"The reason we're all sitting here today is because of the findings of the Public Protector" says Duduzane, he says he had received a call from PP's office whilst he was travelling abroad, he says that phone call was then followed by a Subpoena via email. Tweet from @StateCaptureCom

08 Oct 11:22

Zuma concludes his remarks to the commission, but admits that his submission is not as comprehensive.  

He promises to comply with any further commission queries  


08 Oct 11:19
Zuma maintains that he was never given a fair opportunity to give his versions of events prior to the final Public Protector report. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

08 Oct 11:18
Zuma says he is caught in a political storm

08 Oct 11:17
Jonas would not provide a statement

08 Oct 11:16

Charges were provisionally withdrawn.  

Zuma says he will take legal steps as a result of the arrest


08 Oct 11:14
Zuma was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport when he came to SA for a funeral

08 Oct 11:12

Zuma says he is looked at a criminal, the face of corruption.  

"I'm not corrupt; I've taken any money from anybody."


08 Oct 11:11
Louw asks about what happened to Zuma as a result of what Jonas said

08 Oct 11:08

According to The Citizen, Madonsela said Duduzane Zuma was given numerous opportunities to respond to the allegations before the report was released, from as early as the beginning of September 2016.

"He's lying and I don't know why," Thuli Madonsela reportedly said.


08 Oct 11:07
I would have expected a fair opportunity to represent my side of the story, says Zuma of the Public Protector findings

08 Oct 11:03
Zuma says there was no communication from Jonas regarding the meeting

08 Oct 11:01
Zuma says he can't remember sending an email to say there was no meeting with Jonas and the Guptas

08 Oct 10:58
The Oakbay statement on March 13 says there was no meeting at all, says Louw

08 Oct 10:55

Zuma says that he saw Jonas on two occasions after the infamous alleged R600m offer made news headlines.

"He greeted me and I greeted back," he says.  Tweet from @CannyMaphanga


08 Oct 10:55

Duduzane now talks about his relationship with the Gupta brothers, he describes them as follows:

Ajay Gupta is an elder brother [Age: late 50s]

Atul Gupta is the middle brother [Age: late 40s] and

Toni Gupta who is the youngest [Age: early 40s]. Tweet from @StateCaptureCom


08 Oct 10:53

Louw returns to the Oakbay statement issued in response to a Sunday Times article.  

No one at Oakbay asked me about the statement, says Zuma


08 Oct 10:51

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08 Oct 10:50

Zuma says he saw Jonas a few times after their initial meeting.  

"I greeted him, and he greeted back."


08 Oct 10:49
We agreed to have a follow-up meeting, says Zuma of his meeting with Jonas

08 Oct 10:48
The main outside face of the Gupta family was Atul Gupta because he was the chairman of the group, says Zuma

08 Oct 10:46
Duduzane agrees that the meeting had indeed taken place at the Gupta residence and that he was part of the discussions, he says his function at the meeting was that he initiated the meeting, introduced parties, and also served as a witness in that meeting. Tweet from @StateCaptureCom

08 Oct 10:44

The meeting took approximately 40 - 45 minutes.  

Ended in a stalemate, says Zuma


08 Oct 10:42
"My function in the meeting was to pull the parties together," says Zuma

08 Oct 10:41

Zondo jumps in to say that Zuma described his role previously.  

Louw wants to press the question


08 Oct 10:40
"I don't conduct meetings from my own home as it's my personal space" says Duduzane Zuma after being asked by Adv Piet as to why was the meeting not being conducted at his own house as it's situated not too far from the Gupta residence. Tweet from @StateCaptureCom

08 Oct 10:39
Jonas left his security entourage at the hotel when they left, says Zuma

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