The actors enabling Zuma and the Guptas are trying to divert attention from their own sins to whatever mud they throw at Ramaphosa, writes Adriaan Basson.
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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 GCIS boss Themba Maseko has said the problem of state capture is not unique to South Africa, because there are businesspeople pulling the strings of politicians all over the globe.
Ministers who refused to redirect advertising to The New Age newspaper would be dealt with, the Guptas allegedly told former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko.
Zuma told minister Chabane to fire Maseko after he ignored repeated Gupta pressure to cooperate.
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.
Former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko has been appointed director of communications at Business Leadership South Africa.
The state is being deliberately weakened so that outside forces can take control and make financial gains, former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko has claimed.
There seems to be no evidence that anyone tried to verify former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor’s allegations that the Guptas offered her a Cabinet position, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says in her “state capture” report.
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