- Sydney Mafumadi testified before the Zondo commission, he was the former chair of the high-level panel which investigated the State Security Agency
- He alleged that Jacob Zuma was given R2.5 million a month between 2015/16 and R4.5 million between 2016/17
- South Africans took to social media to react and share their feelings about Mafumadi's explosive testimony
Sydney Mufamadi, the former chairperson of the high-level panel into SSA, appeared before the Zondo Commission into state capture.
Mufamadi was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the State Security Agency (SSA).
He testified that former president Jacob Zuma was given R2.5 million a month between 2015 and 2016 and this was increased to R4.5 for the 2016/17 financial year according to Times Live.
He alleged that this money was given to the then security minister David Mahlobo, whether that money reached Zuma is not known.
This sent shockwaves across social media and South Africans took to various social media platforms to share their theories and reactions.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some the exchanges on Twitter as Mzansi considers the implications of Mafumadi's testimony.
"Brian Molefe didn't finish his testimony but the Zondo commission has invited Sydney Mafumadi to present evidence. Molefe is still under oath. Kanti What’s going on here? #ZondoCommission #StateCaptureInquiry."
"What a mess!"
"Sydney Mufumudi on the stand under oath says He got no evidence that R2,5 Million was taken from SSA by David Mahlobo and given to President Zuma."
"But Journalists like Karyn Maughan are already running threads saying it's true without Evidence."
"The RET gang out again throwing tantrums claiming gossip at the state capturewhen it was Molefe it was gospel truth now Dr Mofumadi is giving evidence that SCA was looted by Zuma & Mahlobo withdrawing 2,5mil cash pert month for Zuma and many more #Zuma #StateCaptureInquiry."
"If memory serves me well, Dr Sydney Mufamadi didn’t have a post-matric qualification when he joined Mandela’s Cabinet in 1994. He studied further & attained a PhD. A decent and incorruptible fellow."
"The outcomes of 2007 robbed the governing party of talent"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, sitting in Pietermaritzburg, has opted to dismiss with costs Thales' legal challenge against its racketeering charges.
The French arms company is facing corruption charges alongside former president Jacob Zuma.
The State argues that the company had controversially agreed to pay the politician a R500 000 a year bribe in exchange for protection from any possible investigation stemming from SA's multibillion-rand arms deal.
This legal attempt to avoid the trial was the final hurdle hindering the long-awaited former statesman's trial.
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Source: Briefly News