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Maimane: Gupta coal deal with Eskom ‘stinks’

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called on the public protector to broaden her scope in her “state capture” investigation. This follows reports that a contract worth in excess of R564-million was awarded by Eskom last month to an ailing coal mining company taken over by the Gupta family and President[…]

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Guptas’ mystery cash trail probed

The Reserve Bank has demanded that an Indian bank release documents related to bank accounts owned by the Gupta family. The demand forms part of a wider investigation into allegations that the Guptas may have been illegally channelling money out of the country. The Sunday Times has established that the[…]

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R3 million needed for Gupta probe – Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Tuesday repeated her call for additional funding for a probe into state capture, with her office saying she has asked the finance ministry for R3 million for the investigation but was still waiting for a decision. “She has said that she would need at least[…]

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Gupta-owned Oakbay staff want letter retracted

Employees at Gupta-owned Oakbay want a letter representing them retracted, after it was sent out to banks on their behalf pleading for them to reopen the company’s accounts. On Wednesday African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine was jeered after he tried to reason with Oakbay employees who[…]

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Gupta’s ANN7, The New Age will apologise to ANC

Gupta-owned media, ANN7 and The New Age have agreed to publish and broadcast an apology to the ANC following their coverage of the recent national executive committee meeting, the party said on Wednesday.   The ANC met with representatives of ANN7 and The New Age on Tuesday night after the[…]

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ANC NEC: Party draws line in sand on Guptas

The Gupta family’s propaganda machine also came in for strong condemnation by the NEC, after days of sustained attack against Zuma’s supposed enemies in the ANC. “In addition, the NEC expressed its utmost disgust at the arrogance, disrespect and reckless journalism displayed by The New Age newspaper, ANN7News Channel and[…]

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Gupta media not welcome at EFF events: Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema warned on Thursday that Gupta-owned media such as ANN7 and The New Age will not be welcome at his party’s events. “Gupta must leave the country. We tired about talking about [the] Guptas. We going to take practical action,” Malema told reporters in Johannesburg.[…]

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Gupta connection cloud over Eskom coal supplier

State-owned Eskom is buying coal for its Arnot power plant from a mine that’s being bought by a company controlled by the Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, after a contract with Exxaro Resources was cancelled, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. Eskom didn’t renew Exxaro’s[…]

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Lesotho revokes Gupta passports

The Guptas have been fired as special advisers to the prime minister of Lesotho, and their diplomatic passports have been revoked. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has removed the politically connected Atul Gupta and his nephew Essa Omar Aziz as his special advisers, and has cancelled the passports they obtained controversially[…]

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