Signs of state capture evident early in Zuma’s reign

Last week, Hogan revealed how Zuma, shortly after his election in 2009, began meddling in the appointment of board members and executives of state-owned enterprises, and how he rejected names she was putting forward to lead the SOEs.

Earlier, Gordhan told the commission that he had found out on television – along with the rest of the country – that he had been fired as finance minister in March 2017.

He said Zuma had not given him the courtesy of telling him in person that he had been removed from the finance ministry.

Gordhan’s testimony has been met with vociferous protests by the EFF and the Black First Land First (BLF) movement outside the commission venue in Parktown, with both organisations calling on him to resign.

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