If I'm called, I will testify at Zondo commission – Mbalula

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- citizen.co.za | 5 months ago

Former sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday that he was ready to appear before the Zondo commission into state capture and give his side of the story about his encounter with the controversial Gupta brothers.

In an open letter published by Daily Maverick in 2017, former finance minister Trevor Manuel said Mbalula had made a tearful confession to the ANC’s national executive committee NEC in 2011 about his interaction with Atul Gupta. Mbalula, however, later told Business Day that it was not Atul, but Ajay, who congratulated him on his appointment as sports minister.

In an interview with eNCA on Friday, Mbalula said he had explained everything about the encounter to former public protector Thuli Madonsela, and would be more than willing to testify at the commission.

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