Duduzane Zuma will testify about his alleged ties to the Guptas

Duduzane Zuma will testify about his alleged ties to the Guptas

- Duduzane Zuma will be appearing before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry today to answer to allegations over his relationship with the Gupta family

- Perceived as a 'fixer' for the notorious Gupta's, the former president's son will be explaining his involvement with them

- Mcebisi Jonas claims that Duduzane had facilitated the meeting which saw him being offered R600 million to accept the position of finance minister.

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Duduzane Zuma will be appearing before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Monday and is expected to detail his ties to the Guptas.

The Citizen reports that a 2015 meeting between the family and then-deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas at the Saxonwold compound had been allegedly facilitated by Duduzane.

During the meeting, Jonas had allegedly been offered R600 million if he would accept the position of finance minister.

Duduzane had maintained strong business ties to the Guptas during Jacob Zuma's times as president. ANC MP Vytjie Mentor and ex-TV editor for ANN7 Rajesh Sundaram have both claimed he had assisted the family.

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Jonas had gone public with accusations that both Duduzane and Fana Hlongwane had been present when he was offered the hefty sum to become a minister.

During his own testimony at the inquiry last year, Jonas had recalled a desperate Duduzane pulling out all the stops to ensure the meeting took place.

Jonas had learnt of plans to fire Nhlanahla Nene from the position, hearing how the Guptas were “in control of everything, including the National Prosecuting Authority, the Hawks and the National Intelligence”.

IOL reports that Duduzane Zuma's testimony is expected to begin at 10 am and continue into the week.

Briefly.co.za reported that Duduzane had recently been let off the hook in the trial over the accident in Johannesburg which claimed the lives of two people.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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