State capture inquiry begins

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Williams says that during the tea break, she received communication, a text message, from Mzwanele Manyi.

Williams: "Chairperson, I got a text message from Mr Manyi, who is saying that I must say that the TNA breakfasts didn't happen in his time, and it is my view that he is trying to influence my submission..."

Zondo thanks Williams for sharing that with the commission.
 

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sure

Jimmy's tweet
Just so it's clear. Phumla was relating the changes I brought into GCIS. In the same breath she mentions TNA/SABC breakfast which in my view created the impression that I was somehow part of that. So I sent her a text for her to clarify that this happened AFTER my era

The comments though are priceless. Some folks pointing out he was there when when these taxpayer sponsored breakfasts were going on.
 

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Jimmy was good enough for him before he got airs and graces from Gupta money.

Still, not quite as bad as Faith and her demands for honorifics...

I must admit, I'm pretty impressed by how this whole thing is being handled so far. If this doesn't lead to some consequences, then nothing will.
 

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/state-capture-inquiry-claims-first-clap-20180902-2

"The judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture may have already claimed its first scalp.

The first victim of the inquiry headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is Hawks anti-corruption task team unit head Zinhle Mnonopi, who was suspended on Thursday afternoon.

Mnonopi was implicated by former deputy minister of finance Mcebisi Jonas in his evidence last week. Jonas claimed Mnonopi tried to kill a case in which one of the Gupta brothers, Ajay Gupta, was accused of having tried to bribe him with R600m and a ministerial post."

1 down, 999K to go.
 

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Hope it makes other public servants careful in the future

For a while maybe, until David Mabuza is President.

This is why we must not buy into this new dawn nonsense, and get the ANC out of Government.
 

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How does this work? What will the outcome be if they are found to have been corrupt? Court cases etc? And why was a case not built and gone to court? I guess I'm asking how a commission like this works, purpose, benefit, outcome?
 

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...ling-to-offer-video-testimony-report-20180902

Ajay Gupta was not prepared to return to South Africa in order to appear before an inquiry into state capture - but was willing to offer testimony via video link from Dubai.

This is according to an article published by the Sunday Times this weekend.

According to the weekly newspaper, Attorney Rudi Krause said Ajay Gupta wanted to apply to the commission for an opportunity to be able to cross-examine witnesses.

Krause said Ajay Gupta intended to participate. However, his participation would be contingent on it being carried out from outside South Africa - apparently due to a mistrust he has for the National Prosecuting Authority as well as the police.
 

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If they have done nothing wrong they have nothing to fear from the law.
It is no coincidence they all packed up and left in a hurry along with Zuma's minion, courtesy of the Hawks/NPA sleeping on the job. They learnt well when to take their snoozes with the Al-Bashir matter.

Don't expect them back anytime soon.
 

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How does this work? What will the outcome be if they are found to have been corrupt? Court cases etc? And why was a case not built and gone to court? I guess I'm asking how a commission like this works, purpose, benefit, outcome?

Police still have to do investigative work no one can be prosecuted just on testimony

here is some reading

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...ill-be-difficult-after-state-capture-inquiry/
https://www.news24.com/Analysis/the-state-capture-inquiry-what-you-need-to-know-20180819
https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/o...-capture-inquiry--a-waste-of-even-more-money/
 
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