The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will remain in the spotlight of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture when its acting CEO, Phumla Williams, testifies as the fifth witness.
The GCIS’s former head, Themba Maseko gave evidence about the Guptas’ alleged influence on the entity on Thursday
The commission will hear the testimony of current acting GCIS CEO Phumla Williams on Friday morning.
On Thursday Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo heard the testimony of Themab Maseko, who told the commission how the Gupta family tried to redirect the budget for communication in government departments, to the Gupta owned newspaper The New Age.
After refusing to take instructions from the Gupta brothers, Maseko revealed how he was subsequently fired from the post and replaced with Mzwanele Manyi.
However, Manyi only held the position for a year from 2011 until 2012 when he was replaced by Williams.
The commission is trying to investigate allegations of how non-governmental figures had undue influence in the appointing of ministers.
Watch Thursdays session in video below: