AS IT HAPPENED | I was threatened over Maseko testimony, but I didn't take it seriously, says Hlungwani

2019-08-26 09:55

The state capture commission will hear testimony from former Chief Director from the office of the Minister in the Presidency, Brent Adrian Simons.

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

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26 Aug 12:27
Proceedings adjourned, to be continued at 10:00 on Tuesday

26 Aug 12:26
Hlungwani is excused

26 Aug 12:25
Hlungwani testifies at the inquiry because of the respect he has for the commission

26 Aug 12:24
Hlungwani says he moved out of political office because he felt pain at the death of Chabane

26 Aug 12:24
Chabane worked at the behest of Zuma

26 Aug 12:23
Hlungwani says he has "utmost respect" for former president Zuma

26 Aug 12:20
Hlungwani testifies that he knew Chabane's mannerisms

26 Aug 12:18
Minister Chabane was a character, says Hlungwani

26 Aug 12:14
Hlungwani says he hardly spoke to Maseko

26 Aug 12:06

Hlungwani suggests that the call from Zuma's office came just before Maseko's removal  

"It created the impression that probably there was a link."

26 Aug 12:04
Hlungwani says the events helped him remember the call from Zuma's private secretary

26 Aug 12:02
Calls between offices were not uncommon, says Hlungwani

26 Aug 12:00
Zondo confirms that Hlungwani didn't hear whether Chabane spoke directly to Zuma

26 Aug 11:55
Hlungwani says he was threatened on the day that Zuma testified about the removal of Maseko

26 Aug 11:51
Zuma had three private secretaries when he was president, says Hlungwani

26 Aug 11:47
Hlungwani can't say how long it would take to conclude the transfer

26 Aug 11:44
In the transfer of a director general, both ministers have to concur, says Hlungwani

26 Aug 11:39
Commission resumes

26 Aug 11:23

Tea adjournment.  

Resumption at 11:35

26 Aug 11:18

Chabane was an open person, says Hlungwani.  

"He [Chabane] said we would have to move Themba [Maseko]."

26 Aug 11:13
Hlungwani says Chabane said nothing after the call from Zuma's office

26 Aug 11:07

Hlungwani says he resolved not to testify in the commission  

"I had great respect for President Zuma."

26 Aug 11:00
Hlungwani former Chief of Staff at the Ministry in the Presidency and Ministry of Public Service and Administration

26 Aug 10:57
Hlungwani takes the oath

26 Aug 10:56
Next witness is Abednigo Hlungwani

26 Aug 10:54
That concludes Simons' evidence, says Wentzel

26 Aug 10:51
Chabane was upset that Zuma didn't like the fact that Manyi's contract was not extended, says Simons

26 Aug 10:48
Chabane was not too keen on the appointment of Mzwanele Manyi, says Simons

26 Aug 10:46
Simons says former Pres Zuma was "not truthful" when he testified before the commission saying that Chabane was name dropping when he called Themba Maseko to fire him. @J_chabalala

26 Aug 10:44
Simons says the president instructed Chabane to get rid of Themba Maseko

26 Aug 10:42

Advocate Susan Wentzel says advice is relevant.  

Zondo disagrees

26 Aug 10:41
Zondo wants to know why this line of questioning is relevant

26 Aug 10:41
Chabane was disappointed with the response to the Nkandla report, says Simons

26 Aug 10:38
Simons says he had a good relationship with late Collins Chabane. He says Chabane was a down to earth person.Tweet from @J_chabalala

26 Aug 10:38
Simons says he joined public service in 2000 in the Western Cape as part of the management team. He also joined the office of former minister Sydney Mufumadi as his spokesperson. He also worked with late Collins Chabane. #StateCaptureInquiry tweet from @J_chabalala

26 Aug 10:37
"Former president was not truthful," says Simons

26 Aug 10:36
Simons says he was disappointed with former president Jacob Zuma's evidence

26 Aug 10:32
"This minister was a totally different minister," Simons says of Chabane

26 Aug 10:31
Simons says he had a good relationship with Minister Collins Chabane

26 Aug 10:29
Simons worked as media liaison in the minister's office

26 Aug 10:25
Zondo complains about the audio

26 Aug 10:23
Simons says he worked in government for 18 years, mostly at a senior level

26 Aug 10:21
Simons takes the oath

26 Aug 10:16
Justice Zondo expresses his dissatisfaction with the notices given to witnesses

26 Aug 10:13

Nine rule 3.3 notices went out, says the evidence leader.  

Nobody received the full 14 days in order to respond

26 Aug 10:07
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo gets proceedings under way

26 Aug 09:57

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26 Aug 09:57

Zondo commission to approach court in 'due course' for an extension

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who chairs the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, says they will be approaching the High Court in due course to apply for an extension to the inquiry. 

26 Aug 09:57

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