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#StateCaptureInquiry Elsabe Rockman who began working for the Free State Government in 1994 is due to testify at the @StateCaptureCom this morning. Rockman has just entered the inquiry hall and is set to testify in relation to the Vrede Dairy Project involving Estina.
#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman served as the Free State Member of the Executive Council (MEC) of Finance under former Premier Ace Magashule from 2013 and current Premier Sisi Ntombela. She is due to testify @StateCaptureCom from 10:00 this morning as the focus on Estina continues.
[CORRECTION] #StateCaptureInquiry According to a calendar entry in the #GuptaLeaks Rockman was due to visit the Guptas' Saxonwold property on 6 April 2013 with then Free State MEC for Agriculture Mosebenzi Zwane.
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#CR17leaks is a test media can’t afford to fail. Those who were fearless in calling out #Zuma and the #Guptas cannot ignore the evidence: Ramaphosa’s team played dirty to win at conference by paying key supporters and journalists cum PR consultants.
The ruling party is so corrupt that this was likely the only way to win. But it’s not the media’s job to justify this - it’s job is to report it.
The forces seeking to promote populism are scary but when editors underestimate the intelligence of readers by presenting justifications, they become vulnerable to populist conspiracy theorists.
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Today at 10:00 Justice Minister Michael Masutha is holding a briefing on #Bosasa and @DOJCD_ZA contracts with the company now known as African Global Operations and its subsidiaries. Two former Correctional Services seniors, Linda Mti and Patrick Gillingham, have been charged.
On Friday, a statement on behalf of the #StateCaptureInquiry @StateCaptureCom Chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo announced contracts for GTS (formerly Sondolo IT) to provide security to the commission were not awarded correctly.
Zondo indicated GTS work at the #StateCaptureInquiry was investigated after a journalist raised the alarm on the company’s links to #Bosasa. That journalist is @CowansView of @News24 (his story also appeared in @City_Press).
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#StateCaptureInquiry @StateCaptureCom Proceedings were set to commence at 10:00 today. #VytjieMentor is seated and has been working through some papers. She is set to undergo cross examination today. The Chairperson has just entered.
@StateCaptureCom #StateCaptureInquiry Mentor has raised a pointed finger (as she repeatedly did yesterday during testimony) and has a number of points she would like to address, including an independent witness to discuss the SAA records.
@StateCaptureCom #StateCaptureInquiry "It's not clear to me why we would need anybody else to come and testify than someone from SAA itself," says Zondo in reply to Mentor. She then questions the Home Affairs records, too.
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We currently have 14 cases at SAPS. But evidence for many more. Time for action against Zwane, Seleke, Gigaba, Molefe, the #Guptas, the #Zumas, Anoj Singh, Mark Pamensky, Hlaudi and others against whom we laid criminal cases in the past 3 years. Plenty of evidence ready for #NPA.
1) #OUTA also made several submissions to the #ZondoCommission (with evidence) on #StateCapture involving
Dan Mantsha, Gupta companies, Matshela Koko, MKMVA, TNA, Sinqumo Trust (Zuma's wife's trust), Trillian, Free State Premier's Office,
Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund.
2) #OUTA also made submissions (or are in the process of submitting) evidence to #ZondoCommission on #StateCapture at #SABC, #ESKOM, #Denel, #SAA and #Transnet. We are in regular contact with investigating officers on all of this.
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#StateCaptureInquiry Muofhe says it was public knowledge at the time other Cabinet Ministers had been to Saxonwold. "Even as the letter came I understood it in that context. Because it came soon after the appointment of former Minister Ramatlhodi," says Muofhe.
#StateCaptureInquiry Muofhe said he told the caller he personally had no interest in attending the dinner but he would convey the message to Ramatlhodi which he duly did. "The Minister without even winking said, 'Decline the invite. I am not interested. Decline the directive.'"
#StateCaptureInquiry Muofhe says of the receipt of the letter and the subsequent phone call, "It was on the same day." He adds, "I was the gateway to the minister." Moufhe says the letter was delivered to his office and even before he could reply "there was a certain phone call."
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#StateCaptureInquiry Chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says "what is not fine" is receiving a statement late. He says normally it should be possible to have them a week before the hearing. It should not be that he gets them on the day of the hearing.
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo has chastised the legal team and said "it is unacceptable not to have a statement" and he asks about the statement of the second witness set down for today, Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe.
#StateCaptureInquiry Former Mineral Resources Minister and Minister of Public Service and Administration, Advocate Ngoako Ramathlodi, takes the oath. "So help me god. Thank you," he says while his right hand is raised.
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Earlier on #eNCA403 from the @StateCaptureCom with Dan Moyane and crossing back to @UvekaR. Mzwanele Manyi resumes this morning, at his third day of speaking under oath. Proceedings are now in session.
#StateCaptureInquiry Chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says he will address issues around the inquiry later on. Advocate Vincent Maleka greets Manyi who says, “Morning Mr Maleka, before we start...” Manyi says he wrote to the inquiry on some housekeeping issues.
#StateCaptureInquiry “Mr Maleka’s posture actually confirmed my fears,” says Manyi. He says Maleka’s posture was prosecutorial, not inquisitorial and claims he is being treated as an accused, “here I am here treated as a hostile witness, so to speak” and he does not know why.
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#StateCaptureInquiry Remember when @TreasuryRSA Minister of Treasury Nhlanhla Nene answered eNCA’s @samkelemaseko asking if he would testify? Nene said, “Watch this space.” And later, after some pressing from Maseko, “Watch the space, meaning a lot of us might be appearing soon.”
#StateCaptureInquiry Nene will be the first sitting minister to testify at the inquiry. Previously Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan attended hearings, when his former right hand man Mcebisi Jonas testified, saying a Gupta brother offered him the Finance Minister job.
#StateCaptureInquiry Nene will testify on events around then President Jacob Zuma firing him at night on 9 December 2015. Zuma said at the time, “I wish Mr Van Rooyen all the best in this new appointment. The new deployment of Mr Nene will be announced in due course.”
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