Former justice minister and anti-apartheid activist Penuell Maduna has denied claims that he and Bulelani Ngcuka requested businessman Mzi Khumalo for cash to entice the previous president Jacob Zuma to retire from politics.
Zuma made the allegations throughout his testimony earlier than the state seize fee on Monday and painted an image of what he claims was a long-running conspiracy to have him eliminated.
Maduna says he left public service on the finish of former president Thabo Mbeki’s first time period and if he would have requested Khumalo for something, it might be to assist him to arrange a enterprise.
If I needed to ask Mzi, who was and nonetheless is an in depth buddy of mine, for something, I might have really requested him to assist me set up myself in enterprise. Having left public workplace I had little interest in any of this stuff that have been occurring in any respect.—Penuell Maduna, Former justice minister
You should bear in mind Bulelani had additionally left public workplace nearly instantly after my departure. We have been hustling round enterprise.—Penuell Maduna, Former justice minister
I can affirm that no such dialogue ever passed off in any respect.—Penuell Maduna, Former justice minister
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