Former Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, has told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that the Hawks regarded his allegations of being bribed by the Gupta family as a Democratic Alliance (DA) matter.

He’s testified that the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations had begun investigating the matter following a complaint laid by two DA senior members.

Jonas had not reported the alleged incident because he believed the Hawks were seriously compromised.

Testifying at the commission’s hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg, Jonas claimed that a senior Hawks official wanted him to sign a prepared statement in order to swiftly wrap up the matter.

“I was subsequently approached by Major General Nonopi also of the Hawks. MG Nonopi told us this was a DA matter. And I did not want to help the DA and they wanted to kill the case. Lawyer: And what was this case that was referred to us as a DA matter. Jonas: I assumed Maynier’s complaint.”

Earlier Jonas has spoken of receiving a death threat after a meeting with the Guptas attended by Duduzane Zuma and Fana Hlongwane. He described the alleged meeting and what happened next.

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