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Former adviser to the late minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane tells the commission of inquiry into state capture that the removal of former Government Communication and Information System CEO Themba Maseko was "an instruction".
Former GCIS director general Themba Maseko says former president Jacob Zuma’s testimony before the Zondo commission - that there was an "issue" between him and late Minister Collins Chabane leading to his termination - was "untrue".
The former chief of staff at the ministry in the presidency Abednigo Hlungwani, says he received a private phone call and text message "discouraging" him from talking about former GCIS head Themba Maseko's removal.
Former members of late minister Collins Chabane's staff have accused former president Jacob Zuma of lying to the Zondo Commission of inquiry into state capture, a report says
Asked whether it would have been improper if Maseko had agreed to give the whole R600m budget to the Guptas, Zuma said: "Absolutely."
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture is expected to hear evidence from representatives of banks that were involved in the closure of Gupta related bank accounts.
Former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko has wrapped up his testimony at the commission of inquiry into state capture, and has been excused for now, but may return at a later stage.
Former government spokesperson Themba Maseko has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that the Hawks had told him they were ready to charge former president Jacob Zuma and Ajay Gupta by April 2018.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has repeatedly expressed concern that too few people have come forward to provide information to the commission.
Themba Maseko, the only person to submit a written complaint about the Guptas to the ANC when party members were given the opportunity to do so in 2016, is availing himself to testify at the state capture inquiry.
Former public service and administration minister Richard Baloyi has told the state capture inquiry the late minister Collins Chabane had approached him and allegedly said a decision had been made that Themba Maseko should be fired as director-general of the Government Communication and Information Systems.
Themba Maseko and Mzwanele Manyi, who both at one time served as director-general of GCIS, will find themselves back in the hot seat at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture.
A former chief director in the Presidency has accused former president Jacob Zuma of being "untruthful" when he testified before the state capture inquiry that he had not instructed late minister Collins Chabane to fire former government spokesperson Themba Maseko.
On day two of former president Jacob Zuma's appearance before the state capture commission, he seemed to be uncertain or unwilling to comment about allegations against him. His relationship with the Gupta family as well as allegations put forward by former MP Vytjie Mentor were also explored.
The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture has pressed former president Jacob Zuma to indicate whether he will be appearing before it, either to cross-examine witnesses or to put forward his side of the story.
The Guptas did not have a calculated grand plan for state capture but instead started where they had influence, says former GCIS boss Themba Maseko.
Former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko has testified at the commission of inquiry into state capture about his interaction with the Guptas, who sought support from government for their media 'project'.
Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor is expected to conclude her testimony at the commission of inquiry into state capture on Wednesday. She will be followed by former Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) boss Themba Maseko.
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