STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY

Gordhan arrives at state capture inquiry ahead of Jonas testimony

24 August 2018 - 09:19 By Ranjeni Munusamy
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture in Parktown, Johannesburg on August 24 2018. He was there to support former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas who was the second witness to testify at the inquiry.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture in Parktown, Johannesburg on August 24 2018. He was there to support former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas who was the second witness to testify at the inquiry.
Image: ALON SKUY

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has arrived at the state capture commission of inquiry to support his former deputy in the finance ministry Mcebisi Jonas as he testifies today.

Jonas, a key witness at the inquiry, will provide details on the alleged offer by the Gupta family to promote him to the position of finance minister after the dismissal of Nhlanhla Nene in 2015.

Gordhan and Jonas were fired by former president Jacob Zuma in March 2017 in a midnight reshuffle that rocked the country.

Civil society members from the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and trade union federation Fedusa are also attending the commission in support of Jonas.

Jonas’s legal team is headed by Advocate Wim Trengove SC. His evidence will be led by Advocate Phillip Mokoena from the state capture commission. 

State capture whistleblower Vytjie Mentor has also arrived at the hearing.


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