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SAA, Zuma & the Guptas: Former Public Minister Barbara Hogan Testifies at State Capture Inquiry


310317 NETWERK24 Barbara Hogan praat tydens perskonferensie by Nelson Mandela Stigting. foto CORNEL VAN HEERDEN . storie Ugen Vos

Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan is testifying on Monday at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo postponed proceedings in October after the commission’s legal team requested that Hogan and current minister Pravin Gordhan be afforded enough time to provide their statements detailing their version of events to implicated parties as per rule three of the commission.

Both key witnesses held cabinet positions during the Zuma era.

Hogan is also expected to attest to the pressure she endured by members of the controversial Gupta family and their business associates to scrap a lucrative flight route between Johannesburg and Mumbai.

It is believed the Guptas lobbied government officials to drop SAA’s profitable flights between Johannesburg and Mumbai in favour of Jet Airways.

Gordhan is expected to testify on Thursday.

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