- Both Brian Molefe and Malusi Gigaba have denied allegations against them put forward at the State Capture Inquiry
- Both politicians were accused of enjoying a lucrative relationship with the notorious Gupta family
- Unsurprisingly, both men have done their best to distance themselves from the corruption claims
The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture heard bombshell testimony against ex-Transnet CEO Brian Molefe and former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
Secret witnesses testified from undisclosed locations, voices altered about the questionable behaviour they witnessed during their employment as bodyguards for top officials.
Allegations were made of multiple visits to the Gupta Saxonwold compound, detailing how they witnessed bags filled to the brim with cash.
Molefe spoke to 702, denying ever having received cash during these visits with the family:
"In that testimony, nowhere does the driver say he saw me coming out with cash from the house or that he saw them giving me money. I listened carefully and I could not find where he says it was definitely cash he had in his bag."
The former Eskom boss claims that he had been carrying his trusty laptop bag, insisting that if any money was indeed seen it didn't mean it was handed over by the Guptas:
"The fact that he opened my bag and saw money, it doesn't mean that the Guptas gave me that money."
Ex-minister Malusi Gigaba has also released a statement strongly denying the allegations that he had done anything wrong:
"I strongly deny any suggestion or insinuation that there is anything unlawful that I did."
Gigaba explained that he is preparing an affidavit in response to the claims that he engaged in dodgy dealings with the family.
The ex-minister has signalled his intention to request Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's permission to cross-examine the witness that implicated him.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Gigaba's wife, Norma, recently spent a night in a Pretoria jail cell after being arrested.
Mrs Gigaba was charged with malicious damage to property in relation to a luxury vehicle that was on loan to her husband.
Norma was accused of doing substantial damage to the car and is currently out on bail with the matter before the court.
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