Sipiwhe Nyanda, former media minister, said she was catching up with the Gupta family to invite them to interview.
Nyanda, the chief labor force of the ANC's liberation, uMkhonto weSizwe, was the second witness to declare the nomination and removal of ministers on Thursday.
The vice president of the Commission, the CEO of Raymond Zondo, met with his Gupta brothers at his office and former Duduzane, son of Jacob Zuma.
The family has been in close contact with the regular prisoner to avoid any situation, and accuses them of controlling certain decisions, as well as appointing members of the executive and operating companies of the state.
Nyanda told the commission, following his first meeting with Guptas, that he would receive an "emissary" message for his family.
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"It seemed strange to me, I gave them the respect they saw, I made it in my office. I did not understand why I wanted other people who were not part of my office." to see them, "said Nyanda.
Although he refused to call wireless messages sent to Guptas, Nyanda said the family knew he was close to those specific people and told the Prime Minister about his wishes.
"I did not suspect anything, because many people wanted me to see the private, but I always stressed that it is in my office," he explained.
Nyanda, who acted as a minister of only 18 months, in October 2010 withdrew the Cabinet's remodeling.
The committee also said that it was called in the Presidency, when he had traveled to Durban, refusing to interview Zuma. Then, following the call of the president, the ANC officials decided to reorganize it. Germany.
After deciding to resign from Nyanda, he decided to refuse to be a refugee in the Parliament so that the ANC officials could make a mistake.
"I heard rumors, I would remove them, but I did not believe the overall stability of the bags under the watch," said Nyanda.
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Earlier, Former Minister former Trevor Manuel confirmed that the former ministers and the former Mbille Fikile electoral councilor were appointed by the Gupta family minister.
"It was obvious to me that the Mbalilla made a remarkable revelation, as was the criticism about the manner in which she was informed about her appointment," Nyanda said.