Fikile Mbalula: 'The truth (about my promotion) shall set us free'

ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula has corroborated Trevor Manuel's testimony about his Gupta meeting at the state capture commission.
ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula has corroborated Trevor Manuel's testimony about his Gupta meeting at the state capture commission.
Image: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI

ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula has lauded the testimony given by former finance minister Trevor Manuel before the Zondo commission of inquiry.

This comes after Manuel told the commission that an emotional Mbalula had told an ANC meeting how he took exception to being told by a Gupta brother that he would be minister of sport and recreation.

Mbalula said there was no lie in Manuel's testimony, adding that he would in fact go to the commission to corroborate it.

Said Mbalula: "An impression must never be created that I am dicey. I think Trevor Manuel today set the tone about the events that unfolded in that meeting. I salute him.

"Me, I will go to the commission and give my statement and as we speak I have written to the judge to say what I will need from Trevor.

"The truth shall set us free. I have got no fear because this commission is very important," said Mbalula.

Former Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, reads an open letter, written by Fikile Mbalula to the ANC NEC regarding the Gupta family.


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