- Mar 26, 2010
#MokgoroInquiry: Former Hawks boss Booysen blames Edward Zuma for his troubles
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/mokgoroinquiry-former-hawks-boss-booysen-blames-edward-zuma-for-his-troubles-19134872Johannesburg - Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen has blamed Edward Zuma’s business interests for his legal troubles with suspended national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) advocate Nomgcobo Jiba.
Edward is the son of former president Jacob Zuma.
Booysen is testifying at the Mokgoro Enquiry led by retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro.
He said his legal troubles with Jiba began in August 2012 after he turned down a request by Zuma that he allow the police treasury to release an outstanding R15 million payment which was due to controversial businessman Thoshan Panday.
Booysen said Panday was irregularly awarded a contract of R60m by the police to provide accommodation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. He said he lodged an investigation after obtaining information that the tender procedures were not followed. He said at the time of investigations, R45m had already been paid to Panday.