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#SDNY Judge Rakoff in sentencing Pinto-Thomaz for #insidertrading says maybe today, AUSAs wish more went to trial- thread
Judge Rakoff, after giving 2 points for acceptance of responsibility, says guidelines are irrational, over focus on money
Pinto-Thomaz didn't get $298,000 but only a fraction (from hair dresser, in Home Depot). Now Mazurek cites fetish of math
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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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#StateCaptureInquiry Today is a watershed moment for the @StateCaptureCom with #VytjieMentor set to undergo cross examination after she completes her evidence.
#StateCaptureInquiry Mentor is the first witness to undergo cross examination and it’s expected she will be subject to grilling from counsel for Duduzane Zuma. She also implicated Former President Jacob Zuma, when she described a ministerial job offer allegedly from a Gupta.
#StateCaptureInquiry Mentor also implicated members of the Hawks, claiming that her handwritten statement was altered when transcribed to omit former President Jacob Zuma’s name. She claimed a Hawks member advised her to exclude him from the document.
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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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