- The ANC top brass are set to be meeting with Minister Ayanda Dlodlo over revelations made at the Zondo Commission last week
- Pule Mabe confirmed the meeting but would not divulge further details about what was to be discussed
- Sources believe that the bigwigs will be attempting to do damage control before the president is left exposed
The ANC Top 6 will be meeting with the the Minister of State Security, Ayanda Dlodlo, to discuss the evidence presented in the Zondo Commission last week.
The meeting was confirmed by the ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe but he would not give any details about the agenda.
According to IOL, a source inside Luthuli House said that meeting was to do some damage control of the damning evidence presented at the commission last week.
The publication reports that the Top 6 are concerned about former SSA director-general Arthur Fraser’s testimony as it could implicate Ramaphosa.
The former DG threatened to reveal classified files on involving Ramaphosa.
Briefly.co.za had previously reported that 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.
@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 capture when 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."
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!