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High Level Address by Former President Jacob Zuma at #Nkandla:
Greetings to members of the media gathered here. Thanks for ensuring that people across the globe can hear my views on the Kampempe judgment that sentenced me to jail without trial
Please allow me to thank all peace loving people who’ve shown support to me and the rule of law & justice.

I must also hastened to acknowledge & appreciate the Con Court for it’s recent announcement…
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#AceMagashule #AcevsAnc #MagashulevsANC Proceedings have resumed in a virtual sitting of the South Gauteng High Court, in the matter between suspended ANC SG Ace Magashule and the ANC's president, deputy SG, and party itself.
#AceMagashule #AcevsAnc #MagashulevsANC Advocate Mahlape Sello for Magashule is dealing with two outstanding matters of his submissions. She refers to 3 May 2021 minutes of the ANC's NWC which refers to stepping aside not being an indication of guilty or innocence.
Judge Sherise Weiner asks Sello if a "proper disciplinary procedure" was followed with regard to Magashule's suspension. Sello says she will later address the question of audi being invoked (that is: audi alteram partem, let the other side be heard as well, right of reply).
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[SEVERAL MINUTES AGO] #StateCaptureInquiry The Chairperson says, "During the week I got a report that somebody apparently fired a shot through the window of one of the offices of the commission. It must have been in the evening and a bullet was found in one of the offices..."
#StateCaptureInquiriy Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says, "Of course, over the weekend, there was a break in at the offices of the commission. The law enforcement agencies are investigating these matters."
#StateCaptureInquiry "We don't know if it's just ordinary criminality or whether it's much more than that. Of course, in the break in a computer and a monitor was stolen," continues Zondo during an address prior to the appearance of today's witnesses.
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Mr. Selfe says n 16 November 2009, Willie Hofmeyr, the then-head of the SIU, presented a report on alleged corruption in the DCS to the PCCS. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says he elaborated about the extent of the relationship between Bosasa and the DCS, but particularly Patrick Gillingham, and specifically the "sweeteners" that Gillingham had allegedly received from Bosasa. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says the briefing dealt with matters other than the Bosasa contract, but it contained grounds enough for a criminal investigation against both Bosasa and the officials in the Department.#StateCaptureInquiry
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Mr. Selfe says the PCCS was not the only Institution that had misgivings, he says the Auditor General and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) had also expressed themselves. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says the Mail and Guardian obtained an AG's report on his Investigation into the Bosasa/Phezulu/Sondolo
contracts that had been supplied to the SIU, and published an account of this on 13 February 2009. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says many of the allegations that had surfaced, including: that Bosasa had been involved in the design of the tender specifications, that SITA had not been consulted prior to the award of the Sondolo contract, - #StateCaptureInquiry
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Mr. Selfe says the contract for the out-sourcing of catering for certain correctional centers was first awarded to Bosasa on 1 August 2004 #StateCaptureInquiry
He says It was immediately mired in controversy: insiders told him that It was common knowledge that Angelo Agrizzi and Patrick Gillingham had contributed to framing the requirements for the tender, #StateCaptureInquiry
He adds...and that it had been framed in such a way that Bosasa would be advantaged. #StateCaptureInquiry
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The Commission is now hearing Parliamentary Oversight related evidence from the member of Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, Mr. James Selfe. #StateCaptureInquiry
Mr. Selfe says he has been a politician for a period of 41 and a half years. he says he has been active in the Democratic Alliance (DA) since its foundation and before that in its predecessors, #StateCaptureInquiry
He adds... the Democratic Party (DP), and the Progressive Federal Party (PFP) either as a member of the professional staff or as a public representative. #StateCaptureInquiry
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Ms. Rantho says MP's on a portfolio committee generally have limited influence over the agendas for its meetings. There is an annual cycle of meetings for each committee which needs to be adhered to.#StateCaptureInquiry
She says e.g. over budgets for, or reports from, the departments/entities over which the committee has jurisdiction. #StateCaptureInquiry
Ms. Rantho says from the commencement of the Fifth Parliament, the PCPE exercised oversight over the Department of Public Enterprises #StateCaptureInquiry
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Ms. Rantho says In May 2014, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for the ANC in the National Assembly. she says she served in this capacity from 10 May 2014 to
until 7 May 2019. #StateCaptureInquiry
She says she was deployed to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises (PCPE), and appointed to serve as ANC Whip in the said Committee. #StateCaptureInquiry
She says in addition to this, she was appointed to serve in the Economic Development Portfolio Committee and in the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests. #StateCaptureInquiry
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Ms. Rantho refers to the allegations in the Sunday Times of 27 February 2011 reported under the heading "Ministers shiver when summoned to family's home". #StateCaptureInquiry
She says the article referred to a claim that the Gupta brothers wielded so much power that they often summoned cabinet ministers and senior government officials to their family compound in Saxonwold, Johannesburg. #StateCaptureInquiry
She now deals with the Claims in several reports published between August and October 2011 to the effect that Mr. Mbalula had told an NEC meeting, - #StateCaptureInquiry
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Ms. Mazzone says on the 08 March_2016, she issued a statement that it was her intention to write to the Chairperson of the PCPE, Ms. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba - #StateCaptureInquiry
She adds..., to request that the Gupta brothers be summoned to Parliament to answer for what appeared to be undue influence that they enjoyed over President Zuma, the Government and its officials. #StateCaptureInquiry
She says she referred Inter alia to the controversy about Eskom, Glencore and Tegeta; to taxpayer subsidization of the "New Age" breakfasts; and to the culture of "corporate capture" by the Guptas and the influence they exerted on cabinet ministers. #StateCaptureInquiry
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Mr. Godi says in the period during which he chaired SCOPA, all of our reports contained recommendations as regards required corrective action. For example, #StateCaptureInquiry
He says their reports would request certain Ministers to report to Parliament on specified steps taken to address particular issues within a given period. #StateCaptureInquiry
Mr. Godi says SCOPA's reports would in the ordinary course be adopted by the National Assembly. #StateCaptureInquiry
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Mr. Godi says the doctrine of separation of powers implies that Parliament may not exercise the functions of the Executive. This also applies to SCOPA, as a committee of Parliament. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says SCOPA does not have powers that exceed the powers of Parliament. for example, he says it cannot issue a warrant for the arrest of corrupt officials. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says SCOPA speaks chiefly through its reports, which are tabled before Parliament. #StateCaptureInquiry
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Hearings Proceedings Underway, Mr. Godi continues with his Parliamentary Oversight related evidence before the commission. #StateCaptureInquiry
Mr. Godi says the Legacy Report refers to, amongst others, oversight visits conducted.#StateCaptureInquiry
He says in its summary of challenges which emerged from oversight visits Constitution, the PFMA, Treasury Regulations and the PPPFA) by officials and senior management; #StateCaptureInquiry
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Mr. Godi says prior to his tenure, it had not been the Committee's practice to require Ministers to attend its hearings and to account to it. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says this had been justified on the basis that the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) renders accounting officers and accounting authorities - not Ministers -
accountable. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says ,but they took the view that Ministers are politically
accountable and therefore adopted the practice of calling Ministers to attend our hearings, together with the relevant accounting officers or accounting authorities. #StateCaptureInquiry
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Mr. Godi says the Committee focused in hearings primarily on entities that were apportioned the largest budgets and on reports that disclosed the most serious levels of financial mismanagement. #StateCaptureInquiry
Mr. Godi says In order to save and utilize time efficiently, SCOPA did not allow officials to make lengthy presentations at its hearings (which is a common practice in Portfolio Committees). #StateCaptureInquiry
He says instead, it identified in advance focus areas that warranted discussion at each hearing and assigned a committee member to prepare questions to be posed to officials on each area. #StateCaptureInquiry
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As it happens, Watch : The former Chairperson of Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA), Mr. Themba Godi testifies before the commission.
Mr. Godi says Parliament failed to track and monitor compliance by the Executive of corrective action proposed in its adopted reports; #StateCaptureInquiry
He says SCOPA is required to consider the financial
statements and audit reports of all executive organs of state, constitutional institutions and public bodies. #StateCaptureInquiry
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Mr. Godi says in his view, the extent to which Parliament is able to exercise effective oversight over the Executive is, and has always been, fundamentally a political question
determined by political forces #StateCaptureInquiry
He adds...and proper application of the principle of the Separation of Powers. #StateCaptureInquiry
He says the parliament and its committees can solicit
information and explanations and make recommendations, but the extent to which such recommendations are acted upon depends in practice on the integrity and political sensitivity of members of the
Executive #StateCaptureInquiry
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The Commission is set to hear Parliamentary Oversight related evidence from the former Chairperson of Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA), Mr. Themba Godi shortly this morning. #StateCaptureInquiry
The Commission is also set to hear evidence from Former Member of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Ms. Natasha Mazzone and Former Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Ms. Zukiswa Rantho. #StateCaptureInquiry
Adv Alec Freund SC will be leading today's evidence and/or witnesses remotely as he couldn't be at the venue today. #StateCaptureInquiry
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We are back with the #ABCsofEconomicCrime!

In this week’s ABCs: The Commission of Inquiry to Allegations of State Capture, Corruption & Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, i.e. the #StateCaptureInquiry
2 years & almost R800 million later, do we really understand what #StateCapture is, what a commission of inquiry is & what powers the #StateCaptureInquiry has? We answer this in the #ABCsofEconomicCrime.
#StateCapture is not unique to South Africa. State capture is a common form of corruption in many transitional and developing nations. #ABCsofEconomicCrime
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#StateCaptureInquiry Counsel for former Eskom CFO Anoj Singh says he is not in a position to give evidence today. DCJ Zondo's adjourned for 15m so he can read an affidavit from Singh explaining the reasons why. @Gaye_Davis
@Gaye_Davis #StateCaptureInquiry Zondo has expressed irritation at this being brought at the point where Singh was to testify, when the inquiry could have arranged for another witness & not lose a day if affidavit had been submitted earllier GD
@Gaye_Davis #StateCaptureInquiry DCJ Zondo says Singh has had 3 years knowing he would be called by the commission. Singh's counsel says he wants to submit a comprehensive afffidavit; Zondo says this was due on Sept 4 GD
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The Chairperson of the #StateCaptureInquiry Deputy Chief Justice Zondo is briefing the media and public regarding the work the Commission.
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo on the number of witnesses the commission has called since August 2018. 278 witnesses and over 51 000 transcripts
#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo says the commission has called a total of 278 witnesses since it's inception in 2018, over 51 000 transcripts, 159 109 affidavits, 323 hearings and 2736 summons.
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WANTED: Witnesses 41-101!

The Civil Society Working Group on #StateCapture released a list of 101 key witnesses to appear before the #StateCaptureInquiry. Witnesses 41-101 include some of most powerful corporations & individuals. No impunity for corruption!

Matshela Koko
- Role in Optimum mine purchase by Tegeta
- Involvement in coal quality assessments (Eskom)
- Correspondence to Salim Essa and the Guptas
- Cancellation of coal contract of Just Coal (Eskom)
- Visits to the Gupta residence + Money received from Guptas
- Auditors and consultants for various Gupta companies
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