- Director for Neo Solutions, Vivien Natasen, told the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture recently that he would not have kept money given to him by SA Express if he had known it was obtained illegally
- SA Express Executive, Brian van Wyk, asked Natasen to keep millions of Rands for him
- Van Wyk assured the Neo Solutions Director that the money had been acquired via legitimate streams
Vivien Natasen, Director for Neo Solutions, recently testified before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture about an amount of illegally-obtained money that was given to him by SA Express Executive, Brian van Wyk.
According to Natasen, van Wyk asked him to keep R10 million for him, EWN reported.
Van Wyk told Natasen that he needed to give him the money as his colleagues would be jealous if they saw the amount in van Wyk's own account.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Natasen testified that he was completely unaware that the R10 million had potentially been obtained through shady means.
“As I said, at the time, I understood that he earned the money from a clean or reputable source with no conflicts and I took it on its face value," Natasen explained.
Natasen went on to tell Deputy Chief Justice Zondo that he would not have kept the money if he had known where it had actually come from.
The Neo Solutions director also admitted that he should not have kept the money either way, as he is neither a bank nor a financial service provider.
Natasen also testified that neither he nor his company benefitted from the R10 million given to him by van Wyk.
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