Johannesburg - Former Director General of National Treasury, Mr Fuzile Lungisa will finalise his testimony at the state capture commission of inquiryon Thursday. The commission will also hear testimony from Treasury Director-General Mr Dondo Mogajane and Ms P Macanda.
On Wednesday Fuzile revealed details of the controversial Gupta family’s attempt to take over the department he led for six years. Fuzile, now the chief executive of Standard Bank South Africa, Zondo Commission that ANC national executive committee member Enoch Godongwana told him the Treasury would be turned into the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).
"Godongwana said what was about to happen to your department was what was happening at DMR,” he testified. At the time, Mosebenzi Zwane was the mineral resources minister and widely regarded as doing the Guptas’ bidding.
Fuzile said Godongwana told him that “your new minister” (Des van Rooyen) would come with his two new advisers (Ian Whitley and Mohamed Bobat) and would be making changes to the Treasury’s leadership structures.
A Treasury official since 1998, Fuzile, who was director-general between May 2011 and May last year, said he had a very good relationship with most of the ministers he worked with.
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