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ANC Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe. Image: GCIS/ Flickr

BREAKING: Mantashe to take Zondo report for judicial review

ANC Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe is set to challenge part three of the Zondo report in which he is personally implicated.

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ANC Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe. Image: GCIS/ Flickr

ANC Chairperson and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe says he will take part three of the Zondo report for a judicial review. 

Part three of the Zondo report was released by the Presidency on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 personally implicates Mantashe. The Chairperson held a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday afternoon to address the contents of the report.

HOW IS MANTASHE IMPLICATED IN THE ZONDO REPORT?

The latest report personally implicated Mantashe. The report recommended that he be investigated for “the offence of corruption” after BOSASA provided him with free security upgrades at his three properties.

Mantashe said there is no prima facie evidence against him and that his legal team is looking into the report.

“I’ll take the report for judicial review. There are areas in the report that require action. My argument is that we should take it on review because you can’t have a judicial process that makes assumptions. When I give them something they say they were not convinced, we didn’t believe this. I went through the report, even on the Gama case they don’t believe what I said but they believe something else.

“If it’s a judicial process and does not listen to evidence but only makes assumptions then it needs to be reviewed judicially.”

Gwede Mantashe

ZUMA AND ALLIES IMPLICATED IN BOSASA CORRUPTION

Nomvula Mokonyane, who is the head of organising at Luthuli House was also implicated. Mokonyane is said to have breached her Constitutional and legislative duties as well as ethical obligations” when she accepted “gratification from BOSASA.”

According to the report, former President Jacob Zuma placed himself in a “conflict of interest situation,” given his relationship with Bosasa. The company is said to have given R300 000 to the Jacob Zuma Foundation every month and footed the bill for lavish parties for the former president

The report further states that there was no reason as to why Zuma should have accepted such gratification from the company.

“This is because Mr Zuma failed to provide evidence to the contrary to show a lawful authority or excuse for receiving the gratification, either at all or at a level that could give rise to a reasonable doubt. Indeed, he did not testify at all,” the Zondo report stated.

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