- Duduzane Zuma has voluntarily presented himself before the State Capture Inquiry
- With his testimony before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo kicking off, Zuma has been answering to allegations levied against him
- Briefly.co.za takes a look at some of the quotes made by ex-president Jacob Zuma's son
Duduzane Zuma has kicked off his appearance before the State Capture Commission of Inquiry.
Briefly.co.za reported that the businessman had denied being included in Thuli Madonsela's investigation into allegations over a meeting at Saxonwold.
Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas had claimed that he had been offered R600 million to accept a promotion to finance minister.
Former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana had also claimed that he had been offered a R2 million bribe in exchange for a tender to be awarded to a certain company, reports TimesLIVE.
Here are some of the responses Duduzane Zuma gave to these allegations:
On why the meeting with Jonas took place at Saxonwold:
“I have conducted many meetings from the Gupta residence - on a daily basis there was a preferred meeting place outside an office environment. My residence purely was a private residence for my stay. I've never conducted any meeting at my private place, so we did not go there.”
About the deputy minister's claims he didn't know where he was going:
“He knew exactly where we were going, who we were going to meet and why. There's a phone call that happened as there was notably a gentleman that wasn't there, a phone call came in and that is where the change of venue happened.
"That discussion was had between myself and uncle Fana and I passed the phone over to Mr Jonas. They had the discussion and there was a mutual agreement to where we were going to meet.”
On Dukwana's bribe claim:
“I’m not sure what Dukwana is talking about. I do not agree that this meeting took place. I do not agree that he is placing all these wonderful people at this meeting. In entirety, I completely refute it.”
On securing state tenders:
“I think there is a lot of creative writing in this paragraph. The simple fact is government advertising for us should never be an issue. Myself being the son of the president at the time I think is an unfair point to make. The fact of the matter is it was a new station, it was a start-up and just like any other channel, I implored government to support.”
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