Registered users can save articles to their personal articles list. Login here or sign up here

Graft inquiry to summon Zuma’s son, Gupta brothers

Both parties deny any wrongdoing.

South African lawmakers said they will summon the Gupta family and the son of former President Jacob Zuma to appear before an inquiry that is investigating the mismanagement of public funds at state-owned enterprises.

The former chairwoman of South African Airways, Dudu Myeni, will also be subpoenaed after failing to heed two invitations to give testimony at the hearings in Cape Town, parliament said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.

The portfolio committee on public accounts is probing so-called state capture, or allegations that Zuma has allowed the Gupta family to secure state contracts and influence cabinet appointments. They all deny wrongdoing.

The “issuing of summons is the last resort that the committee had to undertake as invitations have been issued without any success,” parliament said in the statement. “It would be impossible to finish the work of the inquiry without the testimony of Ms. Myeni, including that of Mr. Zuma and the Gupta family.”

On Tuesday, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, who was minister of public enterprises when the board members involved in the allegedly corrupt contracts were named, told the committee he had a limited role in making the appointments and that state-security authorities should vet prospective board members more closely.

“There is a very high cost to corruption and allegations of state capture and there is a very high benefit to action being taken against those issues,” he said. “Unfortunately, the lesson can only be learned after enormous cost to the economy, but nonetheless the lesson has been learned.”

© 2018 Bloomberg

COMMENTS   1

To comment, you must be registered and logged in.

LOGIN HERE

Don't have an account?
Sign up for FREE

Good luck with that…. Empty threats and actions….just like all the enquiries and summons that Julius has faced in the past – nothing changes!

End of comments.

LATEST CURRENCIES  

USD / ZAR
GBP / ZAR
EUR / ZAR
Insider GOLD
ONLY R63pm

Moneyweb's premium subscription is a membership service which will give you access to a number of tools to take charge of your investments.
Or choose a yearly subscription at R630pa - SAVE R126

Get instant access to all our tools and content. Monthly subscription can be suspended at any time.

Podcasts

GO TO SHOP CART

Follow us:

Search Articles:Advanced Search
Click a Company:
server: 172.17.0.2