- Mxolisi Dukwana has taken the stand at the Zondo Commission
- His testimony is expected to implicate up to 30 people in wrongdoing
- Among them is ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule
Former Free State economic development MEC Mxolisi Dukwana is testifying before the Zondo Commission on Tuesday.
Dukwana has implicated a total of 30 people in corruption and other wrongdoing, including ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.
He is expected to provide details of Magashule's alleged relationship with the Guptas.
Other individuals mentioned in Dukwana's testimony are said to include Social Development MEC Mamiki Qabathe, chairman of Parliament's transport committee Mosebenzi Zwane and Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela, according to IOL.
Advocate Phillip Mokoena, who is evidence leader at the commission, says that all of these individuals were notified in writing that they had been implicated. Mokoena says they have all responded, including Magashule. However, Magashule wishes to wait until Dukwana's testimony is over before he replies to any allegations, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
He has a lot to respond to, as Dukwana has made several bombshell claims against Magashule. For example, he says that the Guptas paid Magashule (as well as Duduzane Zuma) R1 million a month, The Citizen has reported.
Dukwana also says that Magashule arranged meetings between him and the family. He says the Guptas tried to bribe him to sign off on construction project but he refused. Dukwana maintains that then-premier Magashule fired him in 2012 because he refused to comply with the Guptas' request.
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