Zondo Says There Are “Reasonable Grounds” To Conclude Brian Molefe Got Cash Gifts From The Guptas

The state capture commission in South headed by Justice Zondo has noted that there were “reasonable grounds” to conclude that Brian Molefe received bags of cash from the Guptas.

Brian Molefe was a former chief executive officer of Eskom. He, alongside former minister Malusi Gigaba and Anoj Singh, collected bags from cash from the Gupta compound in Saxonwold.

According to the commission, all the men lacked credibility and had lied during their testimonies.

The verdict is part of the second part of the report sent to the presidency via director-general Phindile Baleni. The report describes them as architects of state capture at Transnet, where Molefe once called the shots.

The commission encouraged investigation into the matter with a view to prosecuting Brian Molefe, Malusi Gigaba and others for corruption and racketeering.

These men, according to the commission, were responsible for facilitating irregular contracts and usually at inflated prices.

The commission’s report, as well as the possibility of prosecuting those found guilty of corruption, has led to excitement in some quarters of South Africa. Some South Africans are, however, skeptical that anything will come out of the report. They cite similar cases not just in South ut other African countries.

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