The Nugent commission heard evidence from over 70 witnesses, both publicly and through affidavits provided to the evidence leaders.Pointedly, the claims against former commissioner Tom Moyane were not contradicted by any witness, including the man dubbed his "hitman", human resources head Luther Lebelo. Lebelo even went so far as to accuse him of wasteful expenditure.Moyane made one appearance when, through his lawyer, Dali Mpofu, he argued it was unfair that the Nugent inquiry was proceeding alongside his disciplinary hearing. He asked the commission to halt its work. Mpofu said Moyane was not invited to make submissions and evidence was elicited which was "adverse" to his rights without him being allowed to rebut it. "The whole enterprise viewed in totality is just an unmitigated sham and a farce," Mpofu said.Nugent dismissed Mpofu’s demand to halt the inquiry in a stinging ruling in which he described Moyane’s submission as "disgraceful", "loose with facts" and "littered with abu...

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