Johannesburg - Former Free State economic development MEC Mxolisi Dukwana's evidence at the state capture commission of inquiry is set to implicate more than 30 people, including African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule.
Dukwana is on Tuesday expected to testify on Magashule's relationship with the fugitive Guptas and how the family was let loose and gobbled up Free State resources while Magashule was provincial premier.
Evidence leader, Advocate Phillip Mokoena, said almost 30 people mentioned in Dukwana's evidence have been served with notices. They included other top Free State government officials such as Social Development MEC Mamiki Qabathe, Magashule's successor as Premier Sisi Ntombela, director-general in the office of the premier Kopung Ralinkotsane, official in premier's office Ipeleng Morake, chairman of Parliament's transport committee Mosebenzi Zwane and Gupta affiliate Iqbal Sharma.
Mokoena said all those implicated responded through affidavits and some through letters to the commission. Magashule told the commission through a letter that he wanted Dukwana to complete his evidence before he could formally respond to the allegations against him.
Commission chairman, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, was told by Advocate Mike Hellens that he wanted his client, also implicated in Dukwana's evidence, to not be mentioned. Hellens said the evidence was collected "recklessly" and could cause harm to his client.