Madonsela allegedly failed to interview Duduzane for report on Guptas

Madonsela allegedly failed to interview Duduzane for report on Guptas

- Duduzane Zuma has been on his best behaviour at the Zondo Commission where he is currently giving his answer to allegations made against him

- The former president's son has testified over the meeting in which the Gupta family had offered Mcebisi Jonas R600 million

- Duduzane claims Public Protector at the time, Thuli Madonsela, had failed to give him the opportunity to participate in her investigation into the matter

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Duduzane Zuma's appearance before the State Capture Inquiry kicked off with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo commending him for volunteering to appear before the commission.

Briefly.co.za reported that Duduzane was expected to clarify the events surrounding a meeting during which Mcebisi Jonas claims he had been offered R600 million to become finance minister by the Gupta family.

Duduzane confirmed that he had a business relationship with the infamous family, saying that numerous meetings with them had taken place at their Saxonwold residence.

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In response to probing why the location had been chosen for meetings, Zuma responded that the Guptas' residence was in a convenient place, with his own home close by.

As far as the meeting at the centre of Jonas' claims, Zuma denied that the then-deputy minister had not known where he was going when Duduzane drove him to the Gupta compound.

While Zuma denied Jonas being offered a hefty sum to accept the position as finance minister, Duduzane revealed that he had not been consulted by Thuli Madonsela.

Then Public Protector, Madonsela had allegedly failed to include Duduzane's response to the allegations levied against him.

Zuma claims that he had indicated he was out of the country at the time but had found upon his return to South Africa that Madonsela had concluded her report.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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