Zuma was warned
When he appeared before the commission, former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said the national executive had repeatedly warned Jacob Zuma about his “toxic” relationship with the Gupta family.
“We would say to him: ‘This relationship of yours with these guys is toxic, why don’t you end it?’”
He claimed Zuma would reply: “Those people are my friends because they helped my children when I was persona non grata.”
Waterkloof air force base Gupta landing
Ramatlhodi also testified that, for him, the landing of the Gupta wedding party at the Waterkloof air force base was “the last insult”.
He said: “I felt they were insulting even the president because what they were doing was to show off, you know, that they had captured the republic. It’s theirs. They are not presidents, but they can land at an air force base.”