Article by: Dumisane Dube
Deputy State Security Minister and former ANC Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has denied before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that he was involved in corrupt activities with former EOH executive, Jehan Mackay.
Kodwa allegedly received payments and luxury accommodation to the value of R2-million from technology company, EOH.
Steven Powell, head of law firm ENS’s forensics division, told the commission that Mackay paid monies amounting to thousands of rands to Kodwa for political gains, between 2015 and 2016.
Kodwa said he met Mr. Jehan Mackay during the year 2013 and they became friends around that period, he says he continued to interact with him as a friend and he has done so since they met
He confirmed that he obtained a loan in the sum of 1000000.00 from Mackay.
“I can also confirm that such payments were not for any assistance then or even in future. I often turned to friends like Mackay whenever I faced financial difficulties,” said Kodwa.
According to Kodwa R89000.00 went into the purchase of the Jeep vehicle as identified in the questions during June 2015.
Kodwa told the commission that none of the payments had anything to do with government procurement by Mackay.
“What I can confirm is that none of the payments had anything to do with the government procurement by Mackay or any of his companies. I submit that such payments were made on request at times when I encountered financial difficulties,” he said
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