Newsdeck

Newsdeck

#StateCaptureInquiry: Nene, Mentor appearance postponed

Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene will not appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture this week as planned.

His testimony had to be postponed as he is not allowed to travel because of a broken ankle.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo granted the postponement application which means Nene will now only appear after January 1, 2019.

Nene’s advocate Adila Hassim presented a medical certificate which advised that the former minister against travelling or flying because it risked deep vein thrombosis.

Mentor testimony postponed

Meanwhile, advocate Mahlape Sello, representing former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor, asked for the continuation of Mentor’s evidence-in-chief to be deferred to November 30.

Three parties have applied to cross-examine Mentor, including Ajay Gupta, businessman Fana Hlongwane and former aide to former president Jacob Zuma, Lakela Kaunda.

Mentor alleged that Ajay Gupta offered her former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan’s job at a clandestine meeting in 2010 – allegations he has denied.

More time

Sello argued that Mentor had only recently received the results of investigations arising from her testimony and wanted to have more time to deal with these at the same time, instead of on a piecemeal basis.

Zondo granted both applications and Mentor will now appear before him at the end of the month. DM

Gallery

Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted

A South African Hero: You

There’s a 99.7% chance that this isn’t for you. Only 0.3% of our readers have responded to this call for action.

Those 0.3% of our readers are our hidden heroes, who are fuelling our work and impacting the lives of every South African in doing so. They’re the people who contribute to keep Daily Maverick free for all, including you.

The equation is quite simple: the more members we have, the more reporting and investigations we can do, and the greater the impact on the country.

Be part of that 0.3%. Be a Maverick. Be a Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

MavericKids vol 3

How can a child learn to read if they don't have a book?

81% of South African children aged 10 can't read for meaning. You can help by pre-ordering a copy of MavericKids.

For every copy sold we will donate a copy to Gift of The Givers for children in need of reading support.