ANC secretary general (SG) Ace Magashule is expected to account to the party’s national executive committee (NEC) this weekend, after allegations surfaced that he was part of a plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa. Magashule is the latest of former president Jacob Zuma’s close allies which the NEC rapped over[…]
Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has allowed data on three hard drives containing what has become known as #Guptaleaks to be received as evidence in the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. Zondo also said should any specific person or party wish to have access to the data, leave[…]
Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan says he was surprised by the scale of state capture revealed through the #GuptaLeaks, saying South Africa could have doubled social grants with the suggested R100bn stolen. Gordhan and his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas were speaking at a panel discussion at a Daily Maverick media[…]
A second German multinational has been caught red-handed entering questionable commission agreements with a Gupta-controlled company in the hope of securing lucrative state contracts. A company that manufactures billboards and a letterbox consulting company also stood to rake in millions. The #GuptaLeaks have already revealed how German software multinational SAP turned[…]
Scorpio has previously exposed how the Guptas and their British PR firm Bell Pottinger make use of fake social media profiles to disseminate a counter-narrative of “white monopoly capital” in order to defend their operations in South Africa. For those yet to be convinced, there is direct evidence from the[…]
The Public Protector will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the merits of some of the allegations that have been published as part of the #GuptaLeaks saga that point to issues at Eskom, Prasa and Transnet. These allegations point to improper or dishonest acts or offences with respect to public[…]
The wedding of the Gupta brothers’ niece in 2013 at Sun City was one of the most lavish celebrations the country has ever seen: it was a four-day extravaganza costing millions while the entire country was outraged by the wedding party’s landing at Waterkloof Air Base. But though the Guptas[…]
Business Day Investigative journalist Stephan Hofstatter says he is confident that the leaked Gupta emails are authentic. Hofstatter’s comments come as some politicians including the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) and Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama are questioning the authenticity of the leaked emails. But, Mngxitama[…]
The Hawks say neither the Guptas nor any of the politicians named in an explosive report, have asked the unit to investigate the source of leaked emails published by the media. The documents allegedly prove that the family has captured the state through its connections to government officials. More than[…]
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