Year in review: State Capture Commission Top 3 moments of 2020

Year in review: State Capture Commission Top 3 moments of 2020

The State Capture Inquiry in South Africa was established in 2018 to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption. Since its inception, a number of politicians have made an appearance before the commission to testify. takes a look at the top moments of the State Capture Inquiry in 2020.

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The Zondo Commission is lead by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The commission was set up by former President Jacob Zuma's government after recommendations from the then public protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. investigates the most crucial moments of State Capture in SA in 2020.

1. Former President Jacob Zuma failed to follow the Chief Justice's directives

Jacob Zuma was required to appear at the State Capture Inquiry at the beginning of 2020 but claimed that he could not be present because of poor health.

Calls for Dlamini-Zuma's arrest over violation of lockdown court order reported that the ex-president had sent his legal team to put forward that his health was preventing a return appearance to continue testifying.

Year in review: State Capture Commission top 3 moments of 2020 explores the top 3 moments of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry in 2020. Image: Deaan Vivier/Netwerk24/Gallo Images and Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool
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Zuma failed to appear at his hearings and this delayed the process by three weeks. The inquiry then decided to order a summons to the former president to secure his appearance.

2. Former Minister Nomvula Mokonyane claimed that Angelo Agrizzi was destroying her character

Former Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane insisted during her appearance at the inquiry that former BOSASA boss Angelo Agrizzi was mocking her family and culture. The ex-minister said that Agrizzi was trying to ruin her reputation.

Mokonyane denied that BOSASA had paid for the burials of her family members, explaining that they had received financial support during their time of mourning like any African family.

3. Dudu Myeni faced charges from the Commission

The former SAA executive had been summoned to answer a few questions regarding the allegations against her. Dudu Myeni refused to answer most of the questions because she said that she would not risk incriminating herself. She also revealed the identity of a protected witness.

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The Inquiry then pressed charges against her:

"Zondo announced that Ms. Dudu Mnyeni, who testified before the commission, has disclosed an Identity of the witness that was not supposed to be disclosed, he says he has instructed the secretary of the commission to lay a charge against her."

In other State Capture news, reported that Mzansi reacted to Cyril Ramaphosa's looming appearance before the Zondo Inquiry. South Africans have had mixed reactions to the news that President Cyril Ramaphosa will be appearing before the State Capture Inquiry.

At least three witnesses have implicated Ramaphosa at the Inquiry, including former Eskom exec Matshela Koko. Zondo has assured the nation that, even if the Gupta family themselves opt-out of giving evidence, the integrity of the Inquiry won't be compromised.

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