Capturing the governing party is the “easy vehicle” of capturing the state, former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas says. Jonas took to the stand for a second time on Friday at the state-capture commission of inquiry, which sits in Johannesburg, where he will be cross-examined by lawyers representing former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane and businessman Fana Hlongwane. Jonas was axed as deputy finance minister in 201,7 together with then finance minister Pravin Gordhan, by Jacob Zuma. Before cross-examination started on Friday, Jonas dealt with the relationship between party and state, saying there was no strong line between the two in SA, which has been governed by the ANC since 1994. He said the commission should try and find an answer as to how a wall could be drawn between the party and the state. Jonas told the commission that the institutions in SA that survived were those that were not linked to a political term, such as the SA Reserve Bank and the judiciary. “The d...

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