WATCH LIVE | State capture inquiry to hear applications for cross-examinations

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25 March 2019 - 08:58 By TimesLIVE

The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture resumes on Monday.

The inquiry will be hearing applications for cross-examinations. No witnesses are expected to be called. 

On Friday,  ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula told the commission that nobody in the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) backed him up when he admitted in a 2011 meeting that Ajay Gupta knew about his cabinet appointment before then-president Jacob Zuma made the announcement.

Mbalula gave evidence on what occurred at an NEC meeting in August 2011, about 10 months after he was appointed minister of sports and recreation.

Mbalula said he told the meeting that he had received a call from Ajay Gupta congratulating him on his appointment - days before the official announcement was made. 

"Many people, they were bowing, looking down, and then you could hear the drop of rain or whatever in the meeting. It became quiet. People were shrinking in their chairs and others came after to give me a pat on the back ... It ended there," Mbalula said.


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