Former minister Malusi Gigaba.

A WITNESS testified on Thursday that former minister Malusi Gigaba regularly received bags of money from the Gupta family, the State Capture Commission heard.

The witness, a former bodyguard, said Gigaba always instructed his protectors not to record trips to the Gupta residence in Saxonwold in the log book.

“On one occasion I saw Mr Brian Molefe, Matshela Koko [and] Ben Ngubane within the premises as well. There was on one occasion the president of the republic Mr Jacob Zuma leaving the premises as we arrived,” he said.

“One day I was with the minister [Gigaba] when he opened the boot to take out money to buy us lunch. Inside the boot there was a sports bag he opened and there was a stack of R200 notes.”

He further claimed to have been witness to Gigaba paying for his suits and restaurant bills in cash, allegedly given to him by the Gupta family members.

“He used to pay cash for his tailored suits in Sandton.”

The bodyguard was the third to testify at the commission on Thursday.

(COMPILED BY INSIDE POLITICS STAFF)

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