State Capture Commission Chairperson Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed State Security Agency (SSA) boss Arthur Fraser’s application to cross examine witnesses that implicated him in state capture.
In passing his judgment Zondo questioned why Fraser behaved as though he had struggled to get documents from the SSA he needed for his cross-examination, even after Acting Director-General Loyiso Jafta agreed to assist him to access these within prescribed intelligence regulations.
Zondo says Fraser has not complied with the Commission’s rules required to cross-examine SSA officials Mo Shaik, Gibson Njenje, and Ambassador Mzuvukile Maqetuka, as well as High-level panel Chair Sydney Mufamadi.
“In July 2020, advocate Muzi Sikhakhane, representing Fraser, told the commission his client was prepared to reveal state secrets and expose “past and present” presidents, judges, and parliamentarians who had subverted the state,” says Justice Raymond Zondo.
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