WATCH LIVE | Former state security boss Riaz Shaik in state capture hot seat

25 November 2019 - 11:42 By TimesLIVE and Amil Umraw

The Zondo commission will on Monday hear evidence from former state security boss Riaz Shaik.

Shaik is set to begin his testimony with an explanation about how the State Security Agency (SSA) works. This is expected to be followed by allegations that he and other members of the agency were ordered to halt investigations into the Guptas.

Minister in the presidency for women, youth and people with disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told the commission last week that former head of state protocol Bruce Koloane had few or no answers as to how the Gupta family landed a private aircraft at Pretoria's restricted Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013.

Nkoana-Mashabane was international relations minister in April 2013 when a private plane carrying about 200 guests to the wedding of Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia was allowed to land at Waterkloof. Blue light convoys whisked the guests off to Sun City.

Koloane testified before the commission in July and assumed most of the responsibility for the incident.

This led to him resigning as SA's ambassador to the Netherlands soon after his testimony.


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