- Gwede Mantashe has accused a state capture investigator of lying to the Zondo Commission
- The investigator says that Mantashe fired one of his employees after she allowed the investigator onto Mantashe's property
- Mantashe also alleges that the investigator broke into his Cala home
ANC national chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, claims that the state capture investigator who inspected his farm lied under oath.
The investigator, Patrick Mlambo, told the Zondo Commission that Mantashe told him he was going to fire the employee who invited Mlambo onto the property.
However, Mantashe maintains that that he did not fire the employee and that Mlambo is lying.
Mantashe said that he believed Mlambo should be charged with perjury over his comments.
The incident occurred when Mlambo paid a visit to Mantashe's farm in Elliot in the Eastern Cape to inspect alleged security upgrades made to the property by Bosasa. Mlambo says that one of Mantashe's workers allowed him in.
In contrast, Mantashe claims that Mlambo deceived the employee in order to gain access to the farm. Additionally, Mantashe has accused Mlambo of breaking into his residence in Cala, Briefly.co.za has learned.
The farm inspection was part of investigations into broader allegations that Mantashe engaged in shady dealings with BOSASA.
This follows claims that BOSASA bribed several high-ranking ANC members, and that these bribes were often given in the form of gifts like security installations. According to Mantashe, however, the accusations are just a ploy to discredit him.
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