WATCH | Mzwanele Manyi takes the stand at state capture inquiry
Former government spokesman Mzwanele Manyi starts his testimony at the state capture inquiry on Wednesday.
Manyi’s name came up in the evidence of former government spokesman Themba Maseko in August. Maseko testified that he was removed from his position in 2011 after refusing to accede to demands from the Gupta brothers to direct government advertisement spending to their media companies.
Manyi was then announced as the new head.
Earlier in the day, former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan finished her testimony by saying the government has to find a way to manage the relationship between the president and cabinet, and how they interact with state-owned companies.
Throughout her testimony, Hogan detailed how former president Jacob Zuma constantly interfered in the running of state-owned companies.
On Wednesday, Hogan also said she and her late husband, Ahmed Kathrada, had not known that a trip to India may have been indirectly sponsored by the Gupta family.