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Legal journalist. Writes for News24. Author of “Nuclear: Inside South Africa’s Secret Deal”. Optimist. IG: karynannemaughan
Oct 3, 2018 26 tweets 5 min read
Important. Nene now addressing his engagements with the Gupta family, who he met for the first time at a function in 2009. He was later invited to Sahara Computers, where he says Ajay Gupta told him that the family were “good corporate citizens” who “didn’t do business with govt” Nene says he saw nothing wrong in meeting with Guptas at Sahara Computers in 2010. He testifies this wasn’t unusual
He got suspicious 2013 when Treasury started investigating Estina Dairy Farm. That made him question Gupta claims they didn’t do business with the state
Jun 29, 2018 27 tweets 12 min read
BREAKING: Judge Nugent says #JonasMakwakwa contacted him last night and asked to give "his side of the story" about the allegations against him. Makwakwa now wants to give evidence to the inquiry into tax administration and governance. Nugent has agreed. .@AdvDali_Mpofu reading out #TomMoyane's list of objections to the Nugent Inquiry re "gross unfairness, inherent bias"
Mpofu now detailing how Moyane says President Ramaphosa suspended him after "shouting angrily at him" over VAT payments to Gupta linked company,#JonasMakwakwa
Apr 5, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
#WinnieMandela was tried for her involvement in kidnapping of 4 boys, who (Appeal Court accepted) she believed were being abused
But - while she continues to be attacked (even in death) with unproven claims over that case - there is no condemnation for far more horrific crimes Phila Ndwandwe was 24 and breastfeeding her two month old baby. She was abducted by Durban Security Branch members and refused to cooperate. Her killers stated that they did not have evidence to prosecute her and that they could not release her, and so decided to kill her.
Feb 28, 2018 45 tweets 18 min read
Former NDPP #MxolisiNxasana in the Concourt for the #ShaunAbrahams hearing. He says he’s willing to return to his post - and believes he was forced out because then President Zuma believed he would prosecute him for corruption. Former AFU Head Willie Hofmeyr - slammed by SCA over his involvement in decision to drop Zuma prosecution - is in Concourt for #ShaunAbrahams hearing. He’s sitting next to #MxolisiNxasana.
Feb 6, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: #Eskom's new charges against #MatshelaKoko include accusations that he deliberately lied to Parliament's #EskomInquiry - and tried to falsely distance himself from the payments to Gupta-linked Trillian BREAKING: #Eskom laying the blame for the McKinsey/Trillian scandal firmly at the door of #MatshelaKoko and #AnojSingh - and says they drove the deal.