The ANC will make a submission to the state capture inquiry on issues raised by the country’s big four banks, but insists that the party is not on trial, secretary-general Ace Magashule said on Monday. In September, the banks — Standard Bank, Absa, FNB and Nedbank — testified at the commission, headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, about what had transpired when they had taken the decision to close the accounts of the controversial Gupta family. Following these decisions, which the banks said were taken separately, the banks had been called to meetings at Luthuli House by then ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, his deputy, Jessie Duarte, and head of the party’s economic transformation subcommittee Enoch Godongwana. FNB was the only bank not to attend a meeting with the ANC officials. Magashule said that the ANC was continuing to work on eradicating corruption and supported the Zondo commission. “The ANC will make a submission on the issues raised by the banks. We reaffirm...

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