South Africa: State Capture and Corruption Are the Result of Unleashing the Worst of Human Instincts - Gordhan


Current Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is testifying before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. This is an extract of his statement which deals with the first part of his testimony which he delivered on Monday morning.

This statement is submitted to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry ("commission") in terms of Rule 6.2 of the Rules of the Commission. It is prepared at the request of the commission's legal team (as defined in Rule 1.4), following an initial meeting held on 13 August 2018 and subsequent engagements between my legal representative and the commission's legal team.

In order to assist the commission in its current proceedings, this statement addresses primarily the Commission's Terms of Reference 1.1 to 1.3. Specifically, this statement sets out the circumstances surrounding my appointment as Minister of Finance on 14 December 2015 and my removal, announced in the early hours of 31 March 2017, by former President Jacob Zuma ("former President Zuma" or "Mr Zuma"). Further events and issues that may be relevant to both the appointment and dismissal...

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