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The South African Communist Party (SACP) says those implicated in state capture should be given a fair chance to give their side of the story before being judged. Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins, who is also a senior leader of the SACP, is due to testify before Parliament’s public enterprises portfolio committee this week. Eskom’s suspended head of legal and compliance, Suzanne Daniels, made a surprising disclosure in November when she told the committee that Martins was present at a meeting with businessmen Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma when moves to delay a court case involving disgraced former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe were discussed. The allegations against Martins are said to have embarrassed the SACP, which has long called for tough action to be taken against those implicated in state capture. Martins has since rubbished Daniels’ testimony and threatened legal action. He filed a report to the SACP denying the allegations made against him. SACP spokesman Alex Mash...

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