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‘Leaders must be circumspect when interacting with business of us’: 5 takeouts from Zizi Kodwa’s testimony

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‘Leaders must be circumspect when interacting with business of us’: 5 takeouts from Zizi Kodwa’s testimony

Deputy philosophize security minister Zizi Kodwa acknowledged on Monday politicians want to reassess their relationships with business homeowners and organize how they are perceived by the general public.

Deputy philosophize security minister Zizi Kodwa was once on the philosophize take inquiry on Monday. File photo.

Image: Masi Losi

The extinct ANC spokesperson was once aid on the philosophize take inquiry on Monday, where he was once grilled about his relationship with businessman Jehan Mackay.

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It was once published on Monday that he bought virtually R2m in payments from Mackay, of which Kodwa claimed R1m was once “a loan”.

Listed below are 5 revelations from his testimony:

No longer ready to repay R1m loan

Kodwa acknowledged he has not repaid the R1m loan nonetheless will originate in reveal soon as he’s financially steady.

“The thought between Mr Mackay and I was once that you’re my friend and also you wish support.  I gives you a loan on the thought that when your funds stabilise, you are going to repay me.

“If I keep in touch to him this day, I will aloof guarantee him that as soon as I win a gradual job I will repay the loan. The job I even maintain this day is a in actuality political appointment. I will be removed tomorrow.”

Mortgage was once a deal between pals 

Kodwa denied the loan and diverse payments from Mackay resulted in EOH receiving authorities contracts. He acknowledged the loan was once a deal between two pals and he doesn’t get rid of into consideration himself as being in debt.

“These are the lessons of leaders who must be circumspect when interacting with of us of business, to what extent this can be perceived as components of a pacesetter of the ANC binging on the extravagant.”

Mortgage was once not an ANC donation

Kodwa denied the loan was once a donation from TSS to the ANC. He acknowledged anyone who says in another case would be misrepresenting the fact.

“I wouldn’t know the conversations he would maintain had with TSS nonetheless my dialog was once very strictly with Mr Mackay. My thought is the loan I even maintain is with Mr Mackay.”

Why employ R890,000 on a automobile when you happen to maintain been broke?

Evidence leader Matthew Chaskalson told the inquiry Kodwa supplied a automobile for R890,000 after receiving the price from Mackay. He asked the extinct spokesperson whether or not he had a automobile in 2015 before receiving the price.

Kodwa acknowledged: “Five years aid is a truly lengthy time nonetheless I’ll possibly maybe possibly also aloof maintain had a automobile.”

He later admitted he would possibly possibly maybe possibly also aloof maintain supplied a more cost effective automobile.

“Probably I’ll possibly maybe possibly also aloof maintain thought of [buying a] smaller [car] for R20,000, be pleased a Corolla, as an different of an even bigger automobile,” he acknowledged.

Jap Cape ANC blackmailed EOH to donate R1m

Chaskalson published the ANC in the Jap Cape bought a R1m donation from EOH whereas the firm was once bidding for a authorities delicate. He asked why EOH treated a donation to the ANC as an expense regarding the delicate for a SA Social Security Agency, EOH and Oracle contract.

Kodwa acknowledged he did not want to “lie to” the inquiry as he had no knowledge of this.

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‘Leaders must be circumspect when interacting with business of us’: 5 takeouts from Zizi Kodwa’s testimony