Nomvula Mokonyane’s responses at the State Capture Inquiry have cast doubt over some of her initial claims, as some Twitter users were quick to point out certain discrepancies.
Former Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane returned to the stand at the Zondo Commission on Thursday, 3 September 2020. The former minister addressed the contentious matter of her fortieth birthday celebration in the Bosasa-related inquiry. The celebration was allegedly funded by Bosasa, however, Mokonyane stated that she is uncertain of who paid for the celebration. Her sudden forgetfulness raised concerns amongst Twitter users, with some going on to accuse her of lying.
Another element that left some social media users confused was the matter of her Aston Martin purchase, which is approximately valued at over R3 million. It is alleged that Mokonyane paid a deposit of over R2.1 million for the car, with a monthly ministerial salary of approximately R180 000. She claimed that the deposit was a gift in the form of a loan to her husband.
See the posts below.
Former minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she doesn’t remember who paid for her 40th birthday celebration. She also said not to refer to it as a party but as a gala dinner. #StateCaptureInquiry #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/Sb8Rd0Hoew
— eNCA (@eNCA) September 3, 2020
— GABADIYA (@thabomametja3) September 3, 2020
Like Former minister Nomvula Mokonyane said :..’no one paid for it , it was a contribution’ I am asking for some contributions for small things like an @astonmartin #StateCaptureInquiry #eNCA #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/C49dMBZ9q8
— M____________R_____________J (@MisterJacques) September 3, 2020
— MissHumane (@HumaneMiss) September 3, 2020
The #StateCaptureInquiry continues this morning, the commission will hear Bosasa related evidence from the former Minister of Enviromental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane
— Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) September 3, 2020