- Malusi Gigaba has responded to allegations levelled against him by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in the second section of the State Capture Report
- Gigaba criticised Zondo for only recommending a further investigation into his role in state capture
- Ex-Transnet CEO Brian Molefe expressed a similar view to Gigaba, saying that the ongoing inquiry has damaged his reputation
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JOHANNESBURG - Former MP, Malusi Gigaba, was named in the second part of the State Capture Report as guilty of state capture involvement. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo recommended that Gigaba be prosecuted by law enforcement.
The former MP was named alongside several Transnet executives, including Gary Pita and Brian Molefe. They are all accused of facilitating the Gupta family's role in state capture through tender fraud and bribery.
Gigaba took to social media to defend himself against Zondo's claims. He scoffed at the acting chief justice's suggestion that he be investigated further, arguing that if there were evidence pointing to the need for his arrest, then he would have been charged already.
State capture allegations
Molefe, like Gigaba, has also spoken out about being implicated in the State Capture report. He said that he plans to consult a lawyer about the accusations that Zondo made against him.
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”My life has been on hold for five years now. It looks like it will be like that for the next ten years judging by Justice Zondo’s recommendations,” Molefe complained.
The former Transnet CEO lamented the harmful effect the allegations have had on his reputation, given that all enquiries into state capture, such as the previous report by Thuli Madonsela, have the same outcome, IOL reports.
Reactions to Gigaba's tweet
"You were scammed by Norma wena, we can't take you seriously."
"Shem. Reading and understanding detailed reports is perhaps not your strong point. Take your time."
"A shameless politician who never paid for his wedding, holidays, clothes, car, sister's loans AND reported to Guptas before making decisions, is accusing others of having handlers? You all LOVE the word handler because it reflects YOUR world. PS..that's not what the report says."
"The idiot has crept out from under a rock. Been hiding from Norma."
Gigaba, Transnet execs and Molefe named by Zondo in State Capture Report
In earlier news about this case, Briefly News reported that the much-anticipated second section of the State Capture Report had been submitted to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo named those who were guilty of facilitating state capture in the report and ordered law enforcement to move against them.
Those named by Zondo include Malusi Gigaba (the former public enterprises minister), Thamsanqa Jiyane (the previous chief of engineering at Transnet), Brian Molefe (ex-Eskom CEO and previously the CEO of Transnet), Siyabonga Gama (Transnet CEO), and two Transnet finance heads (Garry Pita and Anoj Singh).
These five people stand accused of facilitating the Gupta family's involvement in state capture and looting while former president Jacob Zuma was in office. In addition, Gigaba allegedly gained financial benefits from the Gupta's involvement in state capture while he was in office.
Source: Briefly News