OVERVIEW: No matter your position 'we intend doing a proper job' - Zondo tells #StateCaptureInquiry
RELATED: SABC reports that Vytjie Mentor, who is also scheduled to testify at the commission of inquiry into state capture, has been intimidated.
#StateCaptureInquiry BREAKING: Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor tells me in the run up to her testifying in the hearing this coming Monday she has been ‘intimidated’. There have been attempts to ‘rattle me’ #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/dScDWPptfh— Chriselda Lewis (@Chriseldalewis) August 24, 2018
Zondo concludes: "We intend doing a proper job."
Zondo adjourns proceedings until 10:00 on Monday morning.
Zondo reiterates that he has assembled a "very strong legal team" with a good track record and they will do their jobs properly and to the best of their ability.
Zondo responds: "This commission will do its job properly. Not that I have to say this to the legal team and the investigators, but I have said that the investigations must leave no stone
"It doesn't matter what your position is, it doesn't matter what your position may have been, this job must be done, and must be done properly."
Pretorius concludes reading from the memorandum received from the SACP, and Zondo says before they adjourn, he would like to respond on some points.
Pretorius, on behalf of the legal team, addresses Zondo and puts into
Secretary of the commission
Pretorius now reads out excerpts from the memorandum.
Adv Philip Mokoena is done leading Jonas. Head of legal Paul Pretorius says those who are implicated have prepared applications. He says the applications have been received. #StateCaptureInquiry @TeamNews24— Jeanette Chabalala (@J_chabalala) August 24, 2018
Zondo concludes his questioning of Jonas, but tells Jonas he may be excused for now, but has to come back to answer more questions. Zondo
Jonas is excused, and the head of the legal team Paul Pretorius now addresses Zondo.
DCJ Zondo asks Jonas if he is aware if Duduzane and Hlongwane have ever put their versions on what happened at the meeting— Jeanette Chabalala (@J_chabalala) August 24, 2018
Jonas says there were various versions even in the letter contained in the PP's report. #StateCaptureInquiry @TeamNews24
Zondo asks about Jonas' statement that the Gupta brother he met with told him they "control everything"... "Does it include the executive?" Zondo asks, saying he is seeking clarity on that issue.
Jonas says there was palpable hostility towards Treasury on a range of issues. He cites examples of people who had issues with budgets, and attempts to break Treasury down into components.
Jonas also says Treasury is dependent on the support of the president and was undermined by some departments, who circumvented processes that required them to go through Treasury.
Mcebisi Jonas testifying how @TreasuryRSA was undermined: borrowing function usurped, no support from president, fiasco of Des v Rooyen’s appointment, debt becoming difficult to manage. *That’s* state capture. @TeamNews24— Pieter Du Toit (@PieterDuToit) August 24, 2018
Zondo asks Jonas about the "hostility" directed towards the Ministry of
Adv Mokoena says Jonas' evidence-in-chief should not be closed because in his statement he implicates a number of people. He says Jonas is temporarily excused but DCJ Zondo says he still has questions to ask Jonas. #StateCaptureInquiry @TeamNews24— Jeanette Chabalala (@J_chabalala) August 24, 2018
DCJ Zondo now directing questions at Jonas.
Zondo says if he doesn't know the answer to the question, he should say
Proceedings resume after the lunch adjournment.
Mokoena once again leading evidence, says the legal team is concerned about Jonas' admission that his counsel was there when the Hawks official tried to get him to sign the false statement.
READ: Mcebisi Jonas' statement to the commission of inquiry into state capture
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The ANC needs to make a submission. That is becoming clearer by the moment. What happened with @GwedeMantashe1's efforts to solicit capture submissions after Jonas' March 2016 statement about Saxonwold? @TeamNews24 https://t.co/0gyDLWeKp1— Pieter Du Toit (@PieterDuToit) August 24, 2018
Gordhan: Jonas is extremely brave
Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has hailed Mcebisi Jonas' testimony at the judicial inquiry into state capture as "extremely brave".
Jonas delivered bombshell after bombshell on Friday while he was guiding Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo through the chronology of events of state capture as he experienced it.
He told the commission that one of the Gupta brothers threatened to kill him should any details of the infamous meeting between him, Jonas, Duduzane Zuma (the son of former president Jacob Zuma) and businessman Fana Hlongwane ever become public.
Gordhan, who sat quietly at the back while listening to his former deputy's testimony, told News24 he has enormous respect for Jonas.
"He is extremely brave… this is what a true patriot does."READ MORE