Mail & Guardian
Short tempers at Zondo commission
Accusations, heated cross-examinations and excuses not to testify were some of the highlights this week at the Zondo state capture commission. The focus was on the South African Revenue Service (Sars) but the spotlight was stolen by some individuals. Athol Williams, a former employee at Bain & Company, testified about how the company and former president Jacob Zuma allegedly worked together on a restructuring plan for the revenue service. Then it was advocate
Dali Mpofu, former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane’s legal counsel, whose demeanour ran away with him — a characteristic when you don’t know what you are talking about. Accusations of racism and jealousy were thrown at Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan who was cross-examined by Mpofu. On Thursday it was a no-show for Moyane, as he is suffering from a serious illness and unable to testify at the Zondo commission. May he get well soon, in time to appear at the inquiry.