Two ministers have testimony delayed as Zondo state-capture inquiry postponed
Former and current public enterprises ministers, Barbara Hogan and Pravin Gordhan, will now testify in November
Former and current public enterprise ministers, Barbara Hogan and Pravin Gordhan, will only take the stand at commission of inquiry into state capture in November. The commission’s legal team applied for a postponement on Wednesday morning and proceedings were adjourned by the commission’s chair, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, to November 12 when Hogan will testify. Hogan was expected to give evidence about the events building up to former president Jacob Zuma’s 2010 cabinet reshuffle and her knowledge of the reasons she was fired. She was one of seven ministers removed during the first of Zuma’s 11 cabinet reshuffles. Gordhan was axed as finance minister in March 2017, together with his then deputy Mcebisi Jonas. Jonas has already testified at the commission, saying the two were isolated and operated in a hostile political environment as allegations of state capture surfaced
Advocate Thandi Norman, who made the application on behalf of the legal team, said they only rec...