Former FirstRand Group CEO, Johan Burger says he received a call from ANC’s economic transformation head Enoch Godongwana, who wanted to arrange a meeting between Burger and then ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe.
Burger says there was no agenda provided for the meeting but he was told the meeting was to discuss the closure of bank accounts.
Burger says after asking for more details of the meeting, Godongwana subsequently SMSed Burger telling him that the meeting was canceled without providing any reasons for the cancellation.
Burger is appearing before the State Capture inquiry, chaired by Deputy Justice Raymond Zondo.
Burger says the ANC’s Enoch Godongwana invited him to a meeting at Luthuli House to discuss the closing of bank accounts belonging to the Guptas, which he found odd.
Listen to Johan Burger on audio link below:
The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is continuing to hear testimony of representatives of banks regarding their closure of Gupta related bank accounts.
Absa’s Yasmin Mas will testify next.