‘We followed the procedures’: Gigaba defends Brian Molefe’s appointment at Transnet (Part 2)

Date: 27 May 2021

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Riaz Saloojee

The former minister then refuted allegations that he asked former Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee to carry out “certain tasks for certain people”.

This is after Myburgh revealed that Saloojee stated in his affidavit that he met Gigaba for the first time at the Gupta’s Saxonwold residency in Johannesburg.

Saloojee claimed that Gigaba told him he was friends with the Guptas. However, the former minister has emphatically denied this.

Gigaba told the commission that such a meeting never took place, adding that the allegations were implausible.

“Besides the meeting that I refute [which] has never even taken place… there is nothing else that I came to Mr Saloojee and said do this, do that for the following people,” he said.

The former minister previously denied having any business dealings with the Guptas, saying he only attended their social and cultural events.

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