Malusi Gigaba the former cabinet minister and also the Former finance, public enterprise minister has revealed that the deputy chief justice Raymond has summoned him to appear before the state capture commission of inquiry on the next date scheduled to hold by next month.
Gigaba said it is “presumably to help him separate fact from fiction”.
“But his secretariat has, so far, ignored my requests to cross-examine those who’ve told unsubstantiated fabrications and self-serving distortions about me,” Gigaba said in a message on Twitter.
DCJ Raymond Zondo says I must appear before him, from 8 to 12 March, presumably to help him separate fact from fiction.
But his secretariat has, so far, ignored my requests to cross-examine those who’ve told unsubstantiated fabrications & self-serving distortions about me…1/2
— Malusi Gigaba (@mgigaba) February 11, 2021
Gigaba has been implicated by the few numbers of witnesses who have appeared before the panel in recent sittings..
One of the witnesses alleged Gigaba’s suits were paid for by cash received from the controversial Gupta family.
Another witness said governance issues crept in at national carrier SAA soon after Gigaba took over as public enterprises minister.
Former CEO of SAA Sizakele Mzimela told the state capture commission there was good governance under Gigaba’s predecessor, minister Barbara Hogan. But this broke down when Gigaba took over as the political principle in 2010, it is alleged.
Gigaba said on Thursday the government he had served was refusing to pay the R1m his lawyers need to help him prepare for his appearance before Zondo, scheduled for March 8-12.
“I’ll, however, be appearing before His Lordship. This notwithstanding. Even if it costs me my home.”