#StateCaptureInquiry: Hawks boss speaks & # 39; serious concerns & # 39; from about Jonas' testimony



Johannesburg – Hawk's head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, said that with "serious concern" he took note of the alleged roles played by some members of his unit, as presented in the committee of inquiry into state reception on Friday.

"The Directorate for Priority Crime Research (DPCI also known as the hawks) follows the process closely and applies the laws that are invited.

"We support the work of the commission and (we) will allow the witnesses to complete the testimony without distraction before they call for their assistance in visiting the case," he said.

This followed the explosive testimony of former vice-minister of finance, Mcebisi Jonas for the committee.

Jonas said that he had not reported the R600 million and R600,000 bribes he had been offered by one of Gupta's brothers because he had lost faith in the criminal justice system and believed that the hawks were politically manipulated.

He said he received a phone call from the controversial ex-Hawks boss Mthandazo Ntlemeza, who asked him to make a statement after DA-MP David Maynier, criminal charges against Atul and Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma.

According to Jonas' statement, Major General Zinhle Mnonopi, acting Hawk's head in the Eastern Cape, contacted him and told him that he was investigating Maynier's complaint in May 2016.

At that time, Mnonopi was head of Hawks' serious corruption initiative at the headquarters in Tshwane.

But Ntlemeza rejected the testimony of Jonas and said that he had not worked with the Hawks team investigating the case.

"My team spent time running around looking for him for the statement he had issued to be sworn in," said Ntlemeza.

Jonas finally came to the March 2016 press statement and confirmed in the media that the Guptas had offered him R600m and R600000 to appoint him to replace Nhlanhla Nene as Minister of Finance if he agreed to "work" for the controversial family .

"When I was head of the DPCI, my job was to ensure that all matters were thoroughly investigated and brought to court," said Ntlemeza.

Jonas, however, testified that Mnonopi arrived at his office with a prepared statement while he was Max Boqwana with his lawyer.

Mnonopi reportedly reportedly told Jonas that the case was the DA & # 39; s in the presence of Boqwana & # 39; murdered & # 39; and that the statement was a matter of formality, since it had an agreement with the prosecutor who was handling the case.

Jonas refused to sign the prepared statement of Mnonopi, saying that he was not surprised by their approach because they were highly compromised.

Asked by Phillip Mokoena, a member of the committee's legal team that led his evidence, whether he had proposed Boqwana to Mnonopi as his lawyer, Jonas said he was doing it and they knew each other from the Eastern Cape.

One of the first people to tell Jonas about the bribes of Guptas was then his boss, then Finance Minister Nene, the current minister of public affairs Pravin Gordhan and his wife, as well as the then ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize, who told him (Jonas) he had heard rumors about the offer of the Guptas.

& # 39; Mkhize was shocked & # 39 ;, said Jonas.

Jonas revealed that one of the Gupta brothers he met on Saxonwold's family family threatened to kill him if he ever told anyone about the meeting, which was facilitated by the son of former president Jacob Zuma and another controversial figure, Fana Hlongwane.

He said he could not tell who was the boastful and loud Gupta brother – Ajay or Rajesh – but thought he was very stupid and at one point he (Jonas) thought that the Gupta brother would hit him.

Boqwana and Hawks spokesman brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi did not respond to requests for comments on Friday.

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#StateCaptureInquiry: Hawks boss speaks & # 39; serious concerns & # 39; from about Jonas' testimony



Johannesburg – Hawk's head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, said that with "serious concern" he took note of the alleged roles played by some members of his unit, as presented in the committee of inquiry into state reception on Friday.

"The Directorate for Priority Crime Research (DPCI also known as the hawks) follows the process closely and applies the laws that are invited.

"We support the work of the commission and (we) will allow the witnesses to complete the testimony without distraction before they call for their assistance in visiting the case," he said.

This followed the explosive testimony of former vice-minister of finance, Mcebisi Jonas for the committee.

Jonas said that he had not reported the R600 million and R600,000 bribes he had been offered by one of Gupta's brothers because he had lost faith in the criminal justice system and believed that the hawks were politically manipulated.

He said he received a phone call from the controversial ex-Hawks boss Mthandazo Ntlemeza, who asked him to make a statement after DA-MP David Maynier, criminal charges against Atul and Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma.

According to Jonas' statement, Major General Zinhle Mnonopi, acting Hawk's head in the Eastern Cape, contacted him and told him that he was investigating Maynier's complaint in May 2016.

At that time, Mnonopi was head of Hawks' serious corruption initiative at the headquarters in Tshwane.

But Ntlemeza rejected the testimony of Jonas and said that he had not worked with the Hawks team investigating the case.

"My team spent time running around looking for him for the statement he had issued to be sworn in," said Ntlemeza.

Jonas finally came to the March 2016 press statement and confirmed in the media that the Guptas had offered him R600m and R600000 to appoint him to replace Nhlanhla Nene as Minister of Finance if he agreed to "work" for the controversial family .

"When I was head of the DPCI, my job was to ensure that all matters were thoroughly investigated and brought to court," said Ntlemeza.

Jonas, however, testified that Mnonopi arrived at his office with a prepared statement while he was Max Boqwana with his lawyer.

Mnonopi reportedly reportedly told Jonas that the case was the DA & # 39; s in the presence of Boqwana & # 39; murdered & # 39; and that the statement was a matter of formality, since it had an agreement with the prosecutor who was handling the case.

Jonas refused to sign the prepared statement of Mnonopi, saying that he was not surprised by their approach because they were highly compromised.

Asked by Phillip Mokoena, a member of the committee's legal team that led his evidence, whether he had proposed Boqwana to Mnonopi as his lawyer, Jonas said he was doing it and they knew each other from the Eastern Cape.

One of the first people to tell Jonas about the bribes of Guptas was then his boss, then Finance Minister Nene, the current minister of public affairs Pravin Gordhan and his wife, as well as the then ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize, who told him (Jonas) he had heard rumors about the offer of the Guptas.

& # 39; Mkhize was shocked & # 39 ;, said Jonas.

Jonas revealed that one of the Gupta brothers he met on Saxonwold's family family threatened to kill him if he ever told anyone about the meeting, which was facilitated by the son of former president Jacob Zuma and another controversial figure, Fana Hlongwane.

He said he could not tell who was the boastful and loud Gupta brother – Ajay or Rajesh – but thought he was very stupid and at one point he (Jonas) thought that the Gupta brother would hit him.

Boqwana and Hawks spokesman brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi did not respond to requests for comments on Friday.

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#StateCaptureInquiry: Hawks boss speaks & # 39; serious concerns & # 39; from about Jonas' testimony



Johannesburg – Hawk's head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, said that with "serious concern" he took note of the alleged roles played by some members of his unit, as presented in the committee of inquiry into state reception on Friday.

"The Directorate for Priority Crime Research (DPCI also known as the hawks) follows the process closely and applies the laws that are invited.

"We support the work of the commission and (we) will allow the witnesses to complete the testimony without distraction before they call for their assistance in visiting the case," he said.

This followed the explosive testimony of former vice-minister of finance, Mcebisi Jonas for the committee.

Jonas said that he had not reported the R600 million and R600,000 bribes he had been offered by one of Gupta's brothers because he had lost faith in the criminal justice system and believed that the hawks were politically manipulated.

He said he received a phone call from the controversial ex-Hawks boss Mthandazo Ntlemeza, who asked him to make a statement after DA-MP David Maynier, criminal charges against Atul and Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma.

According to Jonas' statement, Major General Zinhle Mnonopi, acting Hawk's head in the Eastern Cape, contacted him and told him that he was investigating Maynier's complaint in May 2016.

At that time, Mnonopi was head of Hawks' serious corruption initiative at the headquarters in Tshwane.

But Ntlemeza rejected the testimony of Jonas and said that he had not worked with the Hawks team investigating the case.

"My team spent time running around looking for him for the statement he had issued to be sworn in," said Ntlemeza.

Jonas finally came to the March 2016 press statement and confirmed in the media that the Guptas had offered him R600m and R600000 to appoint him to replace Nhlanhla Nene as Minister of Finance if he agreed to "work" for the controversial family .

"When I was head of the DPCI, my job was to ensure that all matters were thoroughly investigated and brought to court," said Ntlemeza.

Jonas, however, testified that Mnonopi arrived at his office with a prepared statement while he was Max Boqwana with his lawyer.

Mnonopi reportedly reportedly told Jonas that the case was the DA & # 39; s in the presence of Boqwana & # 39; murdered & # 39; and that the statement was a matter of formality, since it had an agreement with the prosecutor who was handling the case.

Jonas refused to sign the prepared statement of Mnonopi, saying that he was not surprised by their approach because they were highly compromised.

Asked by Phillip Mokoena, a member of the committee's legal team that led his evidence, whether he had proposed Boqwana to Mnonopi as his lawyer, Jonas said he was doing it and they knew each other from the Eastern Cape.

One of the first people to tell Jonas about the bribes of Guptas was then his boss, then Finance Minister Nene, the current minister of public affairs Pravin Gordhan and his wife, as well as the then ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize, who told him (Jonas) he had heard rumors about the offer of the Guptas.

& # 39; Mkhize was shocked & # 39 ;, said Jonas.

Jonas revealed that one of the Gupta brothers he met on Saxonwold's family family threatened to kill him if he ever told anyone about the meeting, which was facilitated by the son of former president Jacob Zuma and another controversial figure, Fana Hlongwane.

He said he could not tell who was the boastful and loud Gupta brother – Ajay or Rajesh – but thought he was very stupid and at one point he (Jonas) thought that the Gupta brother would hit him.

Boqwana and Hawks spokesman brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi did not respond to requests for comments on Friday.

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