Zondo grants Van Rooyen leave to cross-examine Fuzile

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has granted former finance minister Des van Rooyen leave to cross-examine former treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

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Van Rooyen was surprisingly appointed finance minister by former president Jacob Zuma in December 2015. The unexpected decision sent shock waves across markets and the rand into a tailspin.

His appointment was rescinded days later with Pravin Gordhan taking over the portfolio.

Zondo said on Thursday that a date for the cross-examination will be announced at a later stage.

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During his testimony in 2018, Fuzile said that Van Rooyen arrived at the national treasury with a “pre-appointed adviser” in Mohamed Bobat who tried to give treasury staff instructions.

Zondo also said Van Rooyen had been given the green light to give evidence himself before the commission. 

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