Johannesburg - The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is on Thursday hearing testimony from SA Express General Manager Arson Phiri.
This comes after the commission, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, heard how the ANC allegedly sent one of its staffers to persuade a senior manager at a state-owned airline to drop a sensitive investigation - and offered him a R3 million bribe.
SA Express divisional manager for security management Timothy Ngwenya on Wednesday revealed how he was approached by a “Sipho”, who claimed to have a mandate from Luthuli House.
”I need to talk to you, I’ve got a mandate from Luthuli House,” Ngwenya remembered the man saying over the phone.
At the time, Ngwenya was investigating R31m that had been paid by SA Express to a company known as Koreneka, which was approved by the airline’s former chief executive, Anati Ntshanga.