Arthur Fraser’s lawyer has walked out of the state capture commission, protesting that his clients were not informed that they would be implicated.

Rapulane Kgoroeadira attended proceedings briefly while former State Security Minister David Mahlobo was testifying remotely.

But when Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo decided to adjourn briefly to allow Mahlobo to testify in person, Kgoroeadira placed his objections on the record.

Earlier, Mahlobo said that his testimony would draw interest both locally and abroad.


He said that he may had limitations with secrets that he was entrusted with but he did not condone criminality.

Mahlobo made an opening statement at the beginning of Friday morning’s proceedings, saying that he would cooperate but he could not break the law.

Earlier, the commission confirmed that it was experiencing internet connectivity issues.

Zondo then suggested that Mahlobo rather appear in person to give his evidence.