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The commission of inquiry into state capture takes centre stage this week once again, when public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan gives evidence before deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. The faction aligned to former president Jacob Zuma, as well as the EFF, have gone into overdrive in an attempt to discredit Gordhan, whose evidence is expected to place Zuma at the centre of the state-capture project. Gordhan is expected to weigh in on the nuclear deal as well as the attempt to capture the Treasury and a number of state-owned entities.

The commission has launched an investigation into how Gordhan’s submission to the inquiry was leaked ahead of his appearance, which was initially scheduled for last week. According to the submission, Zuma had a “profound interest” in what should have been ordinary transactional matters in key government deals. Gordhan is expected to appear before Zondo on Monday. The fallout of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s admission on Friday that his campai...

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