Gupta brothers and Duduzane Zuma apply to cross-examine state capture witnesses
The Zondo commission’s legal team and the lawyers of those implicated are in talks over whether they will have to testify if they want to cross-examine
Two of the Gupta brothers and former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane have applied to cross-examine witnesses at the state capture inquiry. Advocate Mike Hellens for Ajay Gupta said his client was applying to cross-examine former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor and former GCIS head Themba Maseko. Both testified that they had met Ajay Gupta and that he had made unlawful requests. Mentor told the commission that Ajay Gupta had offered her a ministerial job on condition that she terminate the South African Airways route to India. Maseko alleged that Ajay Gupta told him to ensure GCIS’s R600m budget was spent on Gupta media companies. Hellens has asked Zondo to make a ruling on whether an implicated party must testify if they want to cross-examine witnesses. Ajay Gupta, his brother Rajesh and Duduzane Zuma have applied to cross-examine former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas. Jonas accused the Gupta brothers and Zuma of offering him a R600m bribe and the position of finance minister before...
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