Cape Town- Lucky Montana former chief executive of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the controversial figure testimony lived up to its billing at the state of capture inquiry. As the former CEO dropped bombshells of the controversial Gupta family and high ranking ministers, as he claimed that the Gupta’s and Duduzana Zuma offered him R50 billion train tender and further implicating that the government were the state capturers with the Gupta’s.
Montana claimed former Deputy minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins did introduce him to the Guptas but Montana remained that he was not corrupt and blocked irregular tenders, “The minister introduced me to Tony Gupta and Duduzane Zuma. He said, “the reason these people wanted to meet me was because they were interested in the Prasa rolling stock,”
Montana continued to detail his meeting with Tony Gupta and Duduzana Zuma, “We fought in that meeting and, of course, Tony Gupta and Duduzane were shameless. They said, ‘Lucky you won’t be in Prasa for a long time,’” said Montana.
In his testimony Montana added that the ANC former treasury general Zweli Mkhize of asking 10% of a R465million contract for one company, as he named dropped many officials including businessman Salim Essa who he accused of taking bribes from international suppliers.
Montana made contractry claims, as he assisted that the Gupta’s failed in infiltrating PRASA but months proceedings his tenure Jimmy Manyi was appointed as Chairman of the PRASA board, Manyi an alleged close allie to the Gupta.
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