WATCH LIVE | Denel in spotlight at state capture inquiry

19 March 2019 - 09:38 By TimesLIVE

Denel is in the spotlight as the state capture inquiry resumes on Tuesday.

On Monday, public enterprises deputy director-general Kgathatso Tlhakudi described how then-minister Lynne Brown deviated from the norm to appoint a controversial new board at Denel in 2015.

Tlhakudi said he was expected to rubber-stamp a list of prospective board members that arrived from Brown's ministry - a list that included the names of state capture-implicated Thamsanqa Msomi and Daniel Mantsha. Tlhakudi said although he had his reservations with Mantsha chairing the board, he signed off on the list out of fear for losing his job.

Former Denel chairperson Martie van Rensburg and former shareholder of VR Laser Benny Jiyane will testify on Tuesday.