- The testimony of passe minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s private assistant, Sandy Thomas, has been postponed.
- Thomas had been issued with a summons to appear earlier than the rate on Tuesday but as a replacement requested for a postponement.
- Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo warned her to appear on Monday or “bustle the possibility of facing criminal charges”.
Frail minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s private assistant, Sandy Thomas, has been warned to deliver as a lot as the rate of inquiry into advise establish to present testimony on time or “bustle the possibility of facing criminal charges”.
Thomas became issued with a summons to appear on Tuesday at 09: 00 but she perfect arrived later in the day. The cost’s chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, postponed her testimony and instructed her she could well perchance well soundless return on Monday.
Zondo said the true fact she had advance to the rate after the time she had been requested to advance became “unacceptable”.
When she regarded earlier than Zondo on Tuesday at 14: 00, her attorneys requested a postponement, arguing that they had obtained a Rule 3.3 peer on 19 August.
A 3.3 peer stipulates the rate’s accurate group must speak someone “within an inexpensive time earlier than [a] survey provides proof who will be implicated by [a] survey”. The person affected will then beget an different to seem at to inferior-search for the survey.
The attorneys requested Zondo to assign off the proceedings until 2 September.
Then again, Zondo said he became instructed by the rate’s investigators and the accurate group that Thomas had no longer been co-working.
“My thought from the accurate group is that earlier attempts which beget been made to build an affidavit from your client by the rate beget no longer been a success.
“She has no longer been very co-operative. That is the influence I in actuality beget from what I in actuality beget been instructed. That’s why a summons became issued to advise she desires to advance befriend here and be wondered because she didn’t seem like co-working when it comes to submitting any affidavit.”
He added the rate’s accurate group had been making an are trying to build up an affidavit from Thomas but failed.
“The cost doesn’t beget time, we are operating out of time, we are able to no longer be suspending and suspending,” Zondo said.
“It’s unacceptable for someone to receive a summons and without having been excused first stays away.”
He postponed her testimony to Monday and she or he became requested for file her affidavit by Friday.
Earlier, the rate heard testimonies from passe Bosasa employee Bongiwe Dube who claimed that at some level of the December holidays, he became instructed by a firm known as FoodBoys that there became a “extensive bid” of about R17 000 price of meat.
When she contacted her senior, she became instructed the bid became intended for Mokonyane. But she additionally instructed the rate she by no manner saw the bid in actuality being delivered to the passe minister.
The cost additionally heard from a guesthouse proprietor who said they hosted Mokonyane’s 40th celebration in 2003, contradicting her earlier testimony.
Frederik Hendrik Coetzee instructed the rate the tournament became organised by passe Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi.
Early closing twelve months, Agrizzi alleged Mokonyane had obtained cash funds from Bosasa.
He said the firm additionally paid for repairs at her home, including a backyard carrier, repairs to electric fencing and the set up of a brand unique digicam scheme.
Agrizzi alleged the passe minister obtained R50 000 month-to-month in cash from Bosasa and she or he had obtained gifts, including meat and costly alcohol, for her family.
Then again, at some level of her testimony, Mokonyane most incessantly said allegations made against her by Agrizzi, beget been extraordinarily defamatory and total of contradictions.