The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture is expected to continue with testimony from former national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana.
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Former Free State economic development MEC Mxolisi Dukwana labelled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule a “blesser to many” for allegedly sourcing money from the public purse through an asbestos auditing contract.
Dukwana told the state capture inquiry on Wednesday: “Mr Magashule was simply a blesser to many due to payments advanced by Mr [Ignatius] Mpambani from monies corruptly and fraudulently sourced from state coffers through the asbestos project.”
Mpambani was gunned down and killed in broad daylight while driving his Bentley in Sandton in 2017. He was one of the main beneficiaries of the controversial contract to “audit” and “assess” houses with asbestos roofs in the Free State.
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Dukwana was testifying before inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Wednesday.
“I submit that the involvement of Mr Magashule in this asbestos audit heist makes him unfit to hold public office or the office of the SG of the ANC,” he claimed.
Nxasana’s ‘golden handshake’ not what it seems, Zondo commission hears
A concerted campaign against former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana to oust him from his position culminated in him conceding he would only go if he was paid out for the remainder of his term.
Nxasana, who was testifying at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday, spoke about the two-year battle with now disgraced former NPA officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi who were gunning for his job.
He also detailed his struggle to get former president Jacob Zuma on his side.
While Nxasana said it was difficult to meet with Zuma – at one point resorting to pulling his lawyer over on the side of the N1 highway – he repeatedly told Zuma there was “a campaign” against him at the NPA involving Jiba and Mrwebi who were also misleading Zuma with rumours.
Jiba and Mrwebi peddled misinformation to Zuma – former NPA head testifies
Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana claims former president Jacob Zuma knew about an “orchestrated” campaign against him in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), led by Nomgcobo Jiba, Lawrence Mrwebi and Sibongile Mzinyathi.
Testifying at the state capture commission of inquiry on Monday, Nxasana detailed his efforts to compel Zuma to intervene in what he called interference in the NPA by the former officials.
As part of this, Nxasana told the commission that Jiba and Mrwebi peddled misinformation to Zuma that Nxasana was going to reinstate charges against him. However, Nxasana said he never intended to do this.
Despite Nxasana’s efforts to arrange a meeting between himself and Zuma to clarify the issue, Zuma was not interested in seeing him, he said.