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State capture inquiry chair deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo.

There was nothing untoward when the proprietor of an organization that scored as a component of a R225m agreement to review and evaluate houses with asbestos rooftops paid R600,000 towards the Range Rover having a place with the previous chief general of the national human settlements division. 

Or then again so says that previous DG, Thabane Zulu, as he on Thursday disclosed to the Zondo commission how he got R600,000 from the CEO of an organization which was a piece of joint endeavor that scored a disputable Free State asbestos contract. 

Zulu said the cash was not connected to the 2014 contact, however was rather paid as a major aspect of obligation that Blackhead Consulting CEO Edwin Sodi owed his organization. 

He denied he got any advantages from the R225m contract, which was granted to a joint endeavor containing Blackhead Consulting and Diamond Hill Trading. 

Zulu was affirming at the commission following claims that he profited by the undertaking, which was granted to the joint endeavor while he was chief general. 

At the point when previous Free State monetary improvement MEC Mxolisi Dukwana affirmed in August a year ago, he introduced a spreadsheet which, he claimed, had initials that alluded to Zulu. He affirmed was that Zulu got R10m from that agreement. 

Zulu denied getting any advantage. 

Be that as it may, the commission's proof head Paul Pretorius said its specialists had followed a R600,000 installment produced using an Absa financial balance having a place with Sodi. The installment was made to SMD Trading, a vehicle sales center in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, on December 22 2015. 

Pretorius said the cash went towards the acquisition of a Range Rover for Zulu. 

Zulu concurred and said he needed to apply to the bank to fund the rest of the sum, and that he had pronounced the vehicle as he was a bookkeeping official.

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