Johannesburg - Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that one of the Gupta brothers threatened to kill him if he spoke about a meeting at the Gupta compound in Saxonwold.
Jonas gave a chilling testimony as he read his witness statement recounting the timeline of when he was offered a ministerial position by one of the Gupta brothers and the days after the meeting.
The commission of inquiry into state capture, which is headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, is investigating allegations of corruption largely centred around the infamous Gupta family and former president Jacob Zuma.
Jonas said he was invited by Duduzane Zuma to a meeting but was later told that other people had to join the meeting. He was driven to the Gupta compound in Saxonwold, where to his surprise Fana Hlongwane was also present.
A Gupta brother walked in, which he believes was Ajay Gupta based on media pictures, and did not introduce himself.