Yakhe Kwinana's testimony at Zondo Commission leaves SA perplexed

Yakhe Kwinana's testimony at Zondo Commission leaves SA perplexed

- Yakhe Kwinana, former board member of SAA, left South Africans unimpressed after her testimony at the Zondo Commission

- Kwinana, who was chairman of the South African Airways technical division, testified that she was unaware that she was signing off on a Swissground handling contract

- Social media users were baffled by her response, especially since she is a chartered accountant by profession

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Yakhe Kwinana left Mzansians annoyed and confused after she testified that she was unaware of some of the things she was signing off on as chairperson of South African Airways Technical after she signed off a 2016 ground-handling contract on behalf of SAA.

Testifying before the Zondo Commission yesterday, Kwinana said that she was unaware that the five-year-long contract was being given to Swissport despite the company not following any tender processes.

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Judge Raymond Zondo, the inquiry chairperson of the commission, subsequently found himself explaining to Kwinana what a contract was, saying, "Ms Kwinana, you cannot know the terms and conditions of a contract and not know the contract," he said.

Meanwhile, shook South Africans shared their thoughts on Kwinana's apparent cluelessness. Read a few of them below.

@thegodmother_K said:

"For me its when the chair had to remind her that she is a chartered accountant. Disappointingly stating, “Miss Kwinana, you are a chartered accountant." If I was Kwinana, after this I’d just retire. #ZondoCommission"

@Sjabulo said:

"These ones care not about what they are, what position they occupy, which regulations should guide them, who they serve or where we need to be in future. All they care about is getting paid and bribed."
Kwinana claims to know nothing of the Swissport contract
Yakhe Kwinina exasperates Zondo with contract explanation. Source: Twitter/_AfricanSoil
Source: Twitter

In similar Briefly.co.za reports, the Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly visited Magashule's ex-secretary Moroadi Cholota in the United States. This forms part of ongoing probes into the pair's alleged connection with the R255 million asbestos scandal.

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A letter reportedly written by Magashule's lawyer, Victor Nkhwashu, who had represented Cholota in the past, revealed that the visit had taken place. Magashule's lawyer confirmed in the letter that Cholota was allegedly visited by the FBI in the US, where she is currently studying.

Nkhwashu has expressed his outrage that an earlier letter had reportedly received no response after reports surfaced that Magashule's arrest was imminent. The lawyer noted that the DPCI had distanced themselves from these rumours.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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