- Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma admitted that she met with the controversial and corruption-accused Gupta family
- She's yet another Member of Parliament that admitted to having some sort of relationship with the family
- However, Dlamini-Zuma insists that she was not influenced to act on behalf of the family
Another Cabinet member has admitted to meeting with the Gupta family. This time, it was Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Dlamini-Zuma stated that she met with Ajay Gupta during her time as Minister of Home Affairs.
IOL News reported that the minister also attended Diwali celebrations at the Gupta's home.
I attended official meetings with Ajay Gupta present when I was Minister of Foreign Affairs and he was a board member at Brand South Africa.
Dlamini-Zuma serves as minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission for Policy and Evaluation.
DA Member of Parliament, Shahid Esau, asked Dlamini-Zuma if she were at any meetings with the Gupta family, and she admitted that she was.
When Esau asked her if she was ever influenced by anyone to act on behalf of the family, the minister said she wasn't.
No, I have never been influenced, nor have I influenced an employee to take administrative action on behalf of the persons specified.
This comes after the current Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, also admitted that he met the Gupta family
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Gordhan met with the family when ousted president, Jacob Zuma, requested a meeting during his first term as head of the state.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies admitted about two weeks ago that he with the Guptas, and Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Arts and Culture, said he visited the family in 2009/2010.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has in his response to DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s question denied attending a meeting where the Guptas and close associates were present.
South Africans are divided in opinion on whether or not Dlamini-Zuma was influenced by the Guptas or not:
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