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AS IT HAPPENED: Gupta family wanted to purchase LMT Holdings, #StateCaptureInquiry hears, As it happened

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo chairs the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. (Felix Dlangamandla/Gallo Images)
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo chairs the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. (Felix Dlangamandla/Gallo Images)

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20 Mar 2019

The commission adjourns until Friday 09:00. 

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee says after his lawyers had challenged Denel to a disciplinary hearing, but Denel said through its lawyers that they are not intending to deal with the allegations.

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee says he and his colleagues consistently challenged the Denel board to a disciplinary hearings.

20 Mar 2019

He says Africa was not even interviewed by the board; she was just suspended. 

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee says he, Mhlontho and Africa were all called to the risk committee meeting immediately after the London trip. He says they were asked to give reasons why they must not to be suspended.

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee says then minister Brown told him in person that she had asked that his contract be extended by five years because she was happy with his performance. 

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee says around September 2015, the risk and audit committee called for an urgent meeting to discuss LSSA transaction. He says they provided all the necessary documentation.

20 Mar 2019

He says when he arrived, it appeared that the meeting had already started. He says he only discussed LMT in that meeting.

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee says that he got a call from Mantsha, requesting to be briefed in September 2015. This was after the induction of the new board. He says he was directed to the Gupta residence.

20 Mar 2019

Zondo and Gcabashe discuss how the rest of today's proceedings will play out, and agree to extend it past the usual finishing time to try and conclude Saloojee's evidence. 

With that, Zondo calls for a "comfort break" adjournment. Back at 16:00.

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee says he came to the conclusion that Mantsha and Essa had an "understanding". Saloojee says it was clear that the appointment of Mantsha was a continuation of the "takeover" of Denel. While Mantsha assured Saloojee that things at Denel would be done right, Saloojee says that he was skeptical.

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee discussing events at Denel and the effect of the appointment of Lynne Brown as minister of public enterprises.

20 Mar 2019

Back from lunch.

Saloojee continues with his evidence. Asked how he felt about attending the meetings with the Guptas - he says he was conflicted but believed he was strong enough to manage the process.

20 Mar 2019

Proceedings adjourn for lunch. Back at 14:00.

20 Mar 2019

Saloojee: "So when the meeting ends, I'm walking out of the house. Essa is in front of me, Tony Gupta is walking next to me. And here he says to me, why don't I take money?" 

Saloojee: "He says to me, because everybody takes money. And I looked at him very specifically in his eyes and I said to him, I do not take money. And I walked down the stairs and I left." 

Saloojee says he was shocked by the offer, because it was so "blatant", but given what had happened before this offer, he couldn't really say that he was all that shocked.

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