Lynne Brown’s cross-examination application dismissed
The former public enterprises minister admits she has a relationship with the Guptas‚ but says she did not work for them
Former public enterprises minister Lynne Brown’s application to cross-examine a witness at the Zondo commission of inquiry has been dismissed. However, Brown can submit a new application at a later stage‚ if she “meets the requirements”‚ deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo said on Thursday. “Miss Lynne Brown’s application is dismissed. She has not put up her version and I am not at this stage prepared to grant her leave to cross-examine. She is free to later on renew the application if she meets the requirements. So the final decision is her application is dismissed‚” Zondo ruled before announcing the next set of witnesses to testify at the commission. Current and former finance ministers Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan will testify on October 3 and 10‚ respectively. Brown wanted to cross-examine former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas on the testimony he brought to the commission‚ which claimed that Ajay Gupta mentioned her as one of the people with whom he worked.