Zanele Lwana, deputy president of Black First Land First, has been invited to testify at the state capture inquiry. Lwana will be appearing before the commission, chaired by Raymond Zondo, to testify against ex-minister Nhlanhla Nene and Minister Pravin Gordhan
Deputy president of the BLF party, Zanele Lwana, has been invited to testify at the state capture inquiry, which is chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
In a letter sent to the party recently Lwana will appear on the 12th of February, with meetings between the deputy and evidence leaders taking place this week.
This follows affidavits submitted by the party detailing alleged misconduct of ex-minister Nene and Minister Gordhan.
The BLF party has not been silent concerning their dim views of the commission for what they say is a focus on the Gupta family and it's ties to Jacob Zuma.
They also have made no secret of their opinion that Minister Pravin Gordhan is corrupt and has been 'captured' by what they refer to as 'white monopoly capital', a term used to describe white-dominated business.
Black First Land First has claimed that state capture as well as fraud and corruption has occured in the public sector that has no connection to the Gupta family, who the party has been defending for years.
The party has also criticised former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene who has stepped down after revelation, before the same commission last year, that he had numerous secret meetings with the family.
When asked if he would be attending BLF president Andile Mngxitama said Lwana would be heading submissions dealing with Nene and Gordhan, while he would be 'going for the Oppenheimers'.
The party maintains that wealthy apartheid-era families like the Oppenheimers and the Ruperts should be investigated for 'capture' of the government, which they claim extends well into democratic freedom.
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