Pretoria - Former finance minister Trevor Manuel is one step closer to finding answers as to who obtained and disclosed his personal information.
The High Court in Pretoria this week ordered that representatives of Gupta-owned company Sahara Computers and its former chief executive, Ashu Chawla, had to make themselves available to deliver oral evidence in court on whether they have, or ever had, any records in their possession regarding personal information and surveillance of Manuel and his wife, Maria Ramos. They must also subject themselves to cross-examination, Judge Sharise Weiner ordered.
Manuel turned to court to obtain answers because Chawla and Sahara denied that they had any records in their possession containing Manuel’s personal information.
The judge ordered that a date be arranged with the registrar of the court for the hearing of the oral evidence.
Manuel applied for access to this information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.