Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
9 Mar 2021
5:00 am

Gigaba ‘broke all VIP rules’, Witness 3 tells Zondo commission

Brian Sokutu

The former minister’s bodyguard, now under a 24-hour police protection, was told not to record Gupta visits.

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: Jonisayi Maromo/ANA

The day-to-day functioning of the police VIP Protection Unit demands officers complete log books and diaries – a legal requirement. But to former public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba, who allegedly prevented an officer reflecting visits to the Saxonwold Gupta compound, the legal procedure applied differently, his former driver yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The former minister’s bodyguard is now under a 24-hour police protection and is referred to as Witness 3. Gigaba’s counsel, Richard Solomon, tore into his earlier testimony that: On six visits to the Gupta family residence, Gigaba came out with money stashed in...