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[WATCH LIVE] Zondo allows Gupta leaks hard drives to be admitted as evidence

Deputy Chief Justice Zondo spent the opening hour of the day's proceedings listening to arguments on why he should allow the emails contained on the hard drives to be admitted as evidence.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo presides over proceedings of day two of the state capture commission of inquiry on 21 August 2018. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has granted permission to the legal team to admit the Gupta leaks hard drives as evidence.

Zondo spent the opening hour of the day's proceedings listening to arguments on why he should allow the emails contained on the hard drives to be admitted as evidence.

Zondo has given the green light for the inclusion of the three hard drives so the commission's investigators can conduct their own probe.

The leaked Gupta emails were published last year and detailed the alleged extent of the Gupta family's influence over former President Jacob Zuma and some of his ministers.

The Guptas’, however, maintain the emails are fake.

Zondo said: “The data referred to… on a hard drive is received as evidence before this commission.”

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