- Ngoako Ramatlhodi appeared before the Zondo Commission to give details about what Jacob Zuma did to enhance state capture
- According to the former Mineral Resources Minister's testimony, the Guptas had incredible power over Zuma and the African National Congress
- Ramatlhodi's testimony is considered the most straight-forward and implicating against Zuma
Ngoako Ramatlhodi's testimony at the State Capture Inquiry has put Zuma on a sinking ship. The former Mineral Resources Minister's testimony is considered the most damning against Zuma so far.
Ramatlhodi has been giving information and details on Jacob Zuma's wrongdoings that makes it clear he was involved in state capture.
The South African reports that Ramatlhodi's testimony has been the most direct one to date, and Zuma can no longer say there's nothing linking him to state capture.
Briefly.co.za gathered the available information and made a list of quotes of Ramatlhodi's testimony that were considered the most damning.
Zuma: What have I done?
What you have done is to auction Executive authority. That is the biggest sin you have done, to auction Executive authority. He then turned to me and asked: ‘What have I done?
The Zuptas shared secretaries
There was a secretary in the Guptas. She also used to manage Zuma’s diary. They did this so they can easily interfere in the diary of the President and the President had two secretaries, with the Guptas, in Mahlamba Ndlopfu.
The power of the Guptas
The Guptas have the power to call the President to their home. They would boast about it – that was their modus operandi. Some even said that they were Gupta ministers.
No one could stop the Zuptas
We had lost our tongues in the NEC, there was a strong faction led by Zuma. It was a season of madness: There was a sense of paralysis because of a faction that was lead by the head.
The snakes that were the Guptas
How the Guptas had a hold on Jacob Zuma… It was like a python, that whips itself around you. Unless someone grabs it by the tail, you are finished. When we asked him to stop his friendship with the Guptas, Zuma said they had helped his family during his years in exile.
The Waterkloof incident
They came into South Africa. I mean it was a stab at the back for those who died that you get foreigners they come in here and they land a wedding charter in our Air Force base. This is the last instance. We can’t have this in our country. I told him you don’t do things like this, it is unacceptable that a private jet can land at our Air Force base, it is unacceptable, we fought for this base, so don’t grace this wedding.
After Ramatlhodi's testimony, Zuma can't turn around and ask what he did wrong because it's clear now.
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