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Duduzane Zuma says Mcebisi Jonas knew the agenda of meeting with Guptas

Duduzane Zuma says Mcebisi Jonas knew the agenda of meeting with Guptas

JOHANNESBURG - Duduzane Zuma said former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas knew why he was taken to the Gupta compound for a meeting.

Zuma made the claim at the state capture commission of inquiry in Parktown on Monday.

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The former president’s son previously admitted that he and controversial businessman Fana Hlongwane did meet with Jonas at the Guptas’ home but that was to address rumours the former deputy minister allegedly made about Hlongwane.

However, evidence leader Phillip Mokoena said Zuma did not indicate on his affidavit that he told Jonas what the meeting was about.

He agreed that he did not indicate in his affidavit but he told Jonas that the meeting was to address the rumour and still maintained that former deputy finance minister knew what was on the agenda of the meeting.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo asked what Jonas' attitude was, he said: “His reaction the whole time was very relaxed… there weren’t any apprehensions of any sort… but there was no hostility to anyone.”

During his testimony last year, Jonas said the meeting was never to discuss any rumours. Instead, he alleged that the former president’s son drove him to the Guptas’ Saxonwold home, where he was offered the job of finance minister together with a R600 million bribe to do the family’s bidding.

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