- North West Premier Job Mokgoro is expected to give aviation-related testimony at the Zondo commission on Thursday.
- He is expected to answer to allegations of procurement corruption during his stint as North West’s acting director general.
- The former head of procurement at South African Airways Technical Nontsasa Memela is also expected to give evidence.
The state capture commission will resume on Thursday morning with aviation-related testimony from North West Premier Job Mokgoro.
Mokgoro was implicated in alleged procurement corruption.
Kutlwano Phatudi, the provincial Community Safety and Transport Management Department’s chief financial officer, told the commission in June 2019 that the office of former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo approved the payment of R50 million for the running of the province’s two airports by SA Express without following the correct procurement processes.
Mokgoro was the province’s acting director general at the time and he allegedly requested Mahumapelo’s office to pay the R50 million on behalf of his department.
Nontsasa Memela, the former head of procurement at South African Airways Technical, will also take the stand on Thursday in a second appearance at the commission.
Memela has since been implicated in allegations of forgery after JM aviation director Vuyisile Ndzeku gave evidence in August.
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