Zuma at Centre of Ex-Ministers Testimony on State Security Agency

Zuma at Centre of Ex-Ministers Testimony on State Security Agency

- Testimony at the State Capture Inquiry has heated up during the testimony of ex-Minister Sydney Mufamadi

- Allegations surrounding Jacob Zuma's dodgy involvement in the State Security Agency abounded

- Zuma, according to the testimony, had either directly benefitted or used the agency to play political games

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Former president Jacob Zuma has been front and centre at the State Capture Inquiry this week.

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Zuma was front and center when it came to the former minister's allegations. Image: KIM LUDBROOK/POOL/AFP
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The Commission heard how the former statesman had used the State Security Agency as his own personal playground from former minister of safety and security Sydney Mufamadi.

The testimony detailed how if Zuma was not allegedly coining it out of SSA coffers, he was utilizing the agency to persecute enemies, silence discontent with his administration or protect cronies.

Mufamadi claimed that Minister of State Security David Mahlobo and former SSA special operations unit head Thulani Dlomo were Zuma's inside men at the SSA.

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Mufamadi claimed that the special operations unit was nothing more than a 'parallel intelligence structure' utilized to serve the ex-president's political factional interests.

The ex-minister claimed that the operations on which the High-Level Review Panel could not conclude were those that directly involved Zuma.

One such operation 'Project Commitment' saw large quantities of cash pledged to Zuma between 2015 and 2017.

R1.5 Million a month was handed over to Mahlobo which was understood to have been meant for Zuma.

During Zuma's last days as the president of the nation, these amounts were reportedly hiked up to R4.5 million.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.

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@AdvoBarryRoux: "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."
@SuperiorZulu: "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." #StateCaptureInquiry
@kabelodick: "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."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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