Johannesburg - Former finance minister Trevor Manuel is expected to testify at the state capture inquiry about the Guptas’ involvement in Fikile Mbalula's appointment as sports minister.
Manuel had written, in an op-ed which was published in the Daily Maverick, that Mbalula had tearfully shared during an ANC national executive committee meeting that Atul Gupta had knowledge of his appointment as minister beforehand.
Mbalula was appointed as sports minister in 2010.
The former minister of sports, who is now the ANC's head of elections, had reportedly clarified that it was Ajay Gupta who had congratulated him on his appointment.
Last month commission chair deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo denied Ajay Gupta's application to cross-examine Manuel.