Manyi’s response comes after executives of the affected banks told the commission in September that they were summoned to Zwane’s interministerial committee to account for the closure of the Gupta-linked accounts.
“I actually attended the meeting at the directive of the minister. I was the part-time adviser to the minister,” Manyi said. “I am not the spokesperson of the IMC, I have no mandate to speak on it … the fact that I attend cabinet meetings does not give me a right to explain to people what happened in cabinet.”
Pressed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo for a response, Manyi said the meetings had a “very good decorum”.
“The meeting had a very good decorum, there was no screaming at anyone. The details are contained in the minutes of the meeting.”