Standard Bank’s Ian Sinton

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The commission of enquiry into state capture heard how the ANC and some cabinet ministers tried to intervene to get Standard Bank to reverse its decision to close the accounts of Gupta-linked companies.

Standard Bank legal representative Ian Sinton told the commission that the bank met with ANC NEC members Gwede Mantashe, Jessie Duarte and Enoch Godongwana at Luthuli house.
They also got an invitation to an inter ministerial meeting made up of Former Mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane and Labour minister Mildred Olifant accompanied by Mzwanele Manyi as an advisor to the ministers.