'Shut up!' Mpofu outburst wraps up (mostly) civil Gordhan session at Zondo inquiry

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Mpofu indicated that he is not happy with the way he was treated. (Gallo Images)
Mpofu indicated that he is not happy with the way he was treated. (Gallo Images)

The story: The cross-examination of Minister of Public Enterprise Pravin Gordhan at the Zondo Commission into State Capture concluded on a heated note with Advocate Dali Mpofu, representing former SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane, shouting "shut up, shut up!".

The context: The commission, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, held an evening session on Tuesday to conclude Mpofu's cross-examination of Gordhan, which had kicked off in a first session at the end of December 2020.

What happened: During the four-hour evening session, it seemed that the parties made an effort to remain civil with each other. This was in contrast to the December session, which saw a number of tense exchanges between Gordhan and Mpofu. At the end of the session, Gordhan asked if he could make a brief comment, to which Mpofu objected. 

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