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Ngoako Ramatlhodi was an apartheid spy - revealed

by Staff reporter
15 Jul 2019 at 13:59hrs | Views
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Former South Africa mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi was an apartheid spy, ANC's chief of intelligence in the early 1990s revealed at the Zondo commission.

Ramatlhodi, who Zuma claimed on Monday was an apartheid spy, was one of the stand-out witnesses of the commission so far.

Ramatlhodi told the judicial commission that the infamous Gupta family would summon ministers and the president to their homes and "boast about it". Ramatlhodi was the fourth minister who served under former president Jacob Zuma to appear before the Zondo commission.  

Ramatlhodi previously told the commission that he was fired by Zuma as mineral resources minister for refusing to do the Gupta's bidding.  

On Monday, Zuma, who is appearing before the state capture commission of inquiry for the first time, named Ramatlhodi as a spy "who was recruited in Lesotho", drawing gasps from the public gallery.

Zuma twice referred to Ramatlhodi's own comments to the commission in November last year, when he accused Zuma of having "auctioned" the country to the Gupta family.

Zuma said Ngoako Ramatlhodi was recruited to be a spy.

Zuma alluded to the fact that he knew that Ramatlhodi was an alleged spy for some time, but remained silent on this and worked with him.

When Ramatlhodi came to the commission, he was "acting on instructions" says Zuma.

(Ramatlhodi previously gave evidence at the commission, and said Zuma's relationship with the Gupta family was toxic.)

Source - Byo24News