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Former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba could find himself in some serious legal trouble

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Malusi Gigaba

On Thursday, an anonymous witness delivered some of the most jaw-dropping testimony heard at the State Capture Inquiry since its inception two years ago.

The former bodyguard and driver for Brian Molefe – a Gupta associate of note – revealed how friends of the billionaires received illegal payments in duffel-bags. Malusi Gigaba, who simply finds it impossible to stay out of the headlines, was also implicated.

It was revealed that bags stuffed full of R200 notes would frequently change hands between the Guptas and their hand-picked appointments at Transnet and Eskom. However, it is the capture of the controversial former minister that has set tongues wagging across South Africa.

Former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba

Malusi Gigaba has been struggling to get his own ‘Home Affairs’ together recently. But when he occupied that particular office – as well as some previous posts at other departments – he was allegedly reaping the benefits of keeping the Gupta brothers onside. But the sordid accusations of such brazen corruption has left Gigaba in a troublesome spot.

Glynnis Breytenbach is the Shadow Minister of Justice. She has implored both the NPA and the Hawks to use their newly granted powers, which allow them to swoop on any person implicated at the State Capture Inquiry. Gone are the days of waiting until the Commission has finished, and the DA representative is demanding that Malusi Gigaba – and some of his cronies – are the first suspects to face arrest:

“Three security officers told the Zondo Commission on Thursday, how former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, former Minister Malusi Gigaba, former Transnet CFO Anoj Singh and former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama would often visit the Gupta compound at Saxonwold and then leave with duffel bags stuffed with R200 notes.”

“Now that the NPA has access to this information directly they must act immediately. These flagrant excesses can’t go unpunished any longer, and the NPA needs to demonstrate that there are serious consequences to be faced for disregarding the law. These people need to be prosecuted, and if convicted, sentenced harshly.

“It is now time for law enforcement agencies to use these new-found powers that allow them to use evidence given before the Zondo Commission to launch an offence against all individuals who contributed to the country’s capture. It’s a travesty that they are allowed to live free and in luxury, on the proceeds of crime.

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Source: thesouthafrican