The ANC has sent two statements to the state capture inquiry in relation to evidence given by the country’s four big banks and former public enterprise minister Barbara Hogan. Evidence leader advocate Phillip Mokoena on Tuesday told commission chair, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, that the two statements were dated November 11, but were unsigned. Former ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe’s name was at the bottom of the statements. “I only scanned through the two statements, they appear to be a response to Ms Hogan’s evidence and the other response to testimony by the banks.… I have not as yet conversed that statement with Ms Hogan and furthermore not conversed both statements with the legal team of commission,” Mokoena said. In October, the ANC said it would make a submission to the state capture inquiry on issues raised by the banks, but insisted that the party was not on trial. In September, the banks — Standard Bank, Absa, First National Bank (FNB) and Nedbank — testified ...

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