- The state capture inquiry commission revealed how another member of Parliament was involved with the Gupta family
- Former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane is accused of acting as an 'enforcer' for the family
- Zwane apparently even tried to strongarm banks into opening the Gupta's frozen accounts
People knew that the state capture inquiry commission would be exposing secrets, lies and deception but no to the extent that has been revealed when former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane's skeletons were pulled out of the closet.
The media has dubbed Zwane the 'most captured minister' and it's all thanks to his direct involvement with the Guptas.
According to the latest revelations, Zwane worked diligently to make things smooth for the infamous family.
Ian Sinton, former group general counsel for Standard Bank, testified before the inquiry on Monday. Sinton explained how Zwane even bullied banks.
The Daily Maverick reported that Zwane threatened Standard Bank’s operating licence.
Zwane went even further and made a threat that is unheard of these days - legislation that would disallow the bank from closing accounts.
Standard Bank had closed the family's accounts when their corruption started to come to light.
Zwane further took on the commodities trader Glencore when the Guptas desired to own its Optimum coal mine.
According to leaked emails, Zwane went to Switzerland in the Gupta's jet and intimidated Ivan Glasenberg of Glencore into selling the mine to the Guptas.
Zwane is also accused of paying more than R200 million to the Estina dairy project.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier on how money from the contract was used to fund the lavish wedding of the Gupta family at Sun City instead of going to the aid of local farmers.
As Zwane's actions as an employee of the Guptas were revealed, it became clear he sat in the middle of many of their operations.
Currently, Zwane is an ANC MP and has been accused of lying to Parliament about knowing the Guptas and his strong links to them.
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