Barbara Hogan To Give Testimony At State Capture Inquiry

FILE: A screengrab of Barbara Hogan appearing at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture on 10 October 2018.

JOHANNESBURG: Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan will give testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry on Monday morning.

She is returning after having failed to submit her statement on time last month. It’s believed she will implicate former President Jacob Zuma.

She is expected to give her version of events after her name was mentioned by former African National Congress Member of Parliament, Vytjie Mentor during her testimony in August.

Hogan’s testimony is expected to explain what happened in 2010 when she was removed from her position during a Cabinet reshuffle.

Mentor told the commission the Gupta family offered her Hogan’s job as Public Enterprises Minister. She claims they wanted her to drop the South African Airways flight route to India in favour of their own airline.

Now Hogan will clarify whether she was pressured by members of the controversial family and their business associates to scrap the lucrative flight route.