Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
7 Oct 2019
9:45 am

WATCH LIVE: Duduzane Zuma takes the state capture witness stand

Citizen Reporter

The State Capture Commission is hearing testimony from former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane.

Duduzane Zuma in court on 20 June 2019. Picture: Michel Bega

Duduzane Zuma was implicated by numerous witnesses since the start of the commission, due primarily to his business relationship with the controversial Gupta family, who he worked with, and for, for several years.

Advocate Piet Louw, Duduzane’s legal counsel, revealed in March already that the younger Zuma would testify at the commission and give evidence that was completely different to that given by, among others, former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Jonas alleged that he was offered R600 million if he accepted the position of finance minister which was held by Nhlanhla Nene at the time, 2015, and R600,000 paid in cash on the spot.

He claimed to have met with Duduzane, businessman Fana Hlongwane, and the eldest of the Gupta brothers, Ajay.

Last year, the chairperson of the commission, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, ruled that the young Zuma could cross-examine Jonas.

Jonas, Maseko and Mentor gave explosive testimony at the commission, implicating the Guptas, Zuma, and Duduzane in the state capture saga.

The Zondo-led commission is investigating allegations of undue influence the controversial Guptas had over Zuma, his cabinet ministers, and leaders at state enterprises to do their bidding for state tenders worth billions of rands.

Watch the proceedings live in the video link below, courtesy of the SABC.

The Citizen will also be updating you with reports throughout the course of today.

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