The former president was sentenced to 15 months by the Constitutional Court for refusing to appear before the inquiry into state capture headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Former Cabinet Minister Malusi Gigaba has denied at the state capture commission on Wednesday that he delayed Financial Intelligence Centre Act amendments because the Guptas didn’t want them.
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) stripped Singh of his membership of the professional body after he was found guilty on 12 of 18 charges, including dishonesty and gross negligence.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said that he was looking at the end of June for President Cyril Ramaphosa to testify but if the High Court granted him more time, he would hear the president and five other crucial witnesses in July.
In a brief notice, commission spokesperson, Reverend Mbuyiselo Stemela, did not say when President Cyril Ramaphosa would testify.
The US-based management consultancy firm is accused of playing a major role in the affairs of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) during Tom Moyane’s tenure.
The firm said it would pay back all fees earned from irregular contracts with the rail agency and Eskom with interest.
But Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said first she had to answer why she was not present and if that wasn’t a defiance of a summons and a criminal offence.
Koko is back at the state capture commission where he is testifying about a controversial transaction that led to the controversial Gupta family owning Optimum Coal Mine.
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