Former GCIS boss Manyi 'disappointed' by witnesses at state capture inquiry

Former Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) head Mzwanele Manyi says he's yet to hear any credible evidence which implicates the Gupta family in state capture.

Read: Manyi has made unusual requests during state capture testimony

Manyi was testifying at the state capture inquiry on Monday about his tenure at the government communication agency, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.

In particular, Manyi says he was disappointed in the testimony made by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan because he believes it lacked hard proof.

Also read: Minister Gordhan and EFF lay criminal charges against each other

Manyi also defended the government’s support of the then Gupta-owned The New Age (TNA) newspaper at the time.

He says that he's struggled to find any witness who provided evidence linking the Gupta family to that state capture project.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

He seems to be disappointed with all the witnesses that have come before the commission.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

He spoke about how The New Age newspaper received less [adspend] than some of the big media companies between 2011 and 2012.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Listen to the EWN update on The John Maytham Show:


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