OVERVIEW: 'There is nothing Trevor Manuel said about me that is untruthful' - Mbalula willing to testify at #StateCaptureInquiry

2019-02-28 10:02

Former minister of communications Siphiwe Nyanda delivers his testimony before the Zondo commission into state capture.

[Live stream courtesy of SABC Digital News]

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

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28 Feb 17:05
The commission adjourns.

28 Feb 17:05
Nyanda says many things are internal to the ANC but Mbalula's revelation was public.

28 Feb 17:03

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Nyanda ends his testimony.

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Nyanda said that they were not happy about the idea of a commission. We wanted a committee to negotiate.

28 Feb 16:53
Nyanda says ANC officials said they would set up their own party commission to investigate the revelations by Mcebisi Jonas. 

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According to the document Nyanda is reading, the ANC commanders told Zuma that they agreed with Ahmed Kathrada's call for Zuma to step down. 

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Nyanda: What was happening was undermining the ANC.

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Nyanda says he told the investigative leaders that he had no explosives or bombshells, here discussing things that could have been reasons for his removal.

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Nyanda says he was in Durban when he was called by someone in the presidency and told he should go to Mahlamba Ndlopfu. He said his flight would be in the afternoon. He then got a call from Zuma saying he was being redeployed as ambassador to Germany. 

28 Feb 16:02
Nyanda addresses the circumstances of his own dismissal.

28 Feb 16:01
Nyanda says at the time he met with members of the Gupta family, he and others had no idea what they were involved in. 

28 Feb 15:53
Nyanda: I couldn't understand why Mbalula would allege such a serious and not get any response to it. Says it was dangerous for the ANC's NEC.

28 Feb 15:52
Nyanda: I didn't suspect anything because there were many people who wanted to see me privately, but I always insisted that it be in my office.

28 Feb 15:48
Nyanda says that Zuma closed the NEC meeting as was custom, but did not touch on what Mbalula had said. 

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Nyanda being asked if some in the room reacted, he says he thinks there were people who did.

28 Feb 15:25
Nyanda speaking of the President and how he expected him to deal with Mbalula’s claims at the end of the meeting.

28 Feb 15:21

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Nyanda tells the DCJ Mbalula was upset over being told he was being made minister by the Guptas.

28 Feb 15:20
Nyanda: I thought it was a genuine disclosure. Calls it a confession, saying he didn't think there was a previous relationship Mbalula had with the Guptas (unlike Manuel).

28 Feb 15:19
 Nyanda saying Mbalula's revelation confirmed some of the rumours he had previously heard.

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28 Feb 15:14
Nyanda was elected to NEC following unbanning in Durban. Meetings were different with ANC in government, he says.

28 Feb 15:11

Nyanda on Fikile Mbalula speakingat NEC meeting

Nyanda: I'm not as sentimental as Mr Manuel... I have no recollection of tears there."

28 Feb 15:08

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Nyanda became minister of communicatons for a year in 2009. He was axed in 2010.

He cannot recall the exact date of this NEC meeting, says it was in 2011.

28 Feb 15:04
Nyanda's statement is only four paragraphs long. He give a background history. Appointed to SANDF in 21994, became commander in 1996 after being in APLA and MKMVA. He retired in 2005.

28 Feb 14:57
Nyanda has no major corrections to make on statement, just a few dates.

28 Feb 14:57
Former minister of communications Nyanda is not represented by a lawyer.

28 Feb 14:54

28 Feb 14:50
Back from lunch. General Siphiwe Nyanda is being sworn in. 

28 Feb 13:47

Manuel excused, lunch hour break.

To resume at 14:45.

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28 Feb 13:46
Manuel: more people who have been through the ranks should be called to assist, we are South Africans, not enemies he says.

28 Feb 13:43

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