- The State Capture Inquiryhasheard testimony of how millions were allegedly channelled through the Jacob Zuma Foundation
- The funds were then reportedly stashed at Dudu Myeni's home office
- This comes after 'Mr X' gave evidence to the Zondo Commission, shielding his identity over safety concerns
An anonymous witness dubbed 'Mr X' claimed that millions had been moved through the Jacob Zuma Foundation and hidden at Dudu Myeni's office at home.
The Zondo Commission heard how Mr X's company was used to receive money from the former SAA chairperson's son before it was moved to the former president's foundation.
Mr X claimed his company Isibonelo Construction had received over R3 million in separate payments from a company owned by Myeni's son Thalente.
The first payment, R1 million, was made in October 2015. Mr X claims he was told by Myeni to withdraw the funds and deliver the cash to her home:
“Ms Myeni called me. I went to apply for a withdrawal from the bank because it was large amounts. I would then deliver the cash at her homes. It was rare for her to collect in person. She had offices at both her homes, so I would go in and hide the money, call her to inform her of where the money was hidden. Because of how close we were, I had access to her homes because I used these offices sometimes. I hid the money because only [she] was meant to collect the cash. Once or twice, I handed the money to her in person.”
The witness testified that he had a close relationship with Myeni whom he knew for years, doing business together at a stage for Richards Bay Minerals.
The second payment, R1.1 million this time, was allegedly made in December of the same year. The funds would later be transferred to an account Mr X claims he didn't know belonged to the former president's foundation.
In February 2016 another R1 million was paid over with R800 000 once again moving to the foundation, Briefly.co.za gathered.
The witness claimed he had no idea where the funds came from and insists he hadn't recognised the foundation's account.
But he did admit that his company had never done any work for the company that had sent the millions.
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