7 politicians who have admitted to meeting the controversial Gupta family

7 politicians who have admitted to meeting the controversial Gupta family

The ANC is filled with members that met with the corruption-accused Gupta family. It almost seems impossible to find a member of the ruling party that did not hang out with the Guptas. At least 7 ANC members already admitted to meeting the family.

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The Gupta family seems to have become the most famous family in South Africa. Almost all the ruling party's members, including its former president, met with, and at some point hung out with the Guptas.

Briefly.co.za gathered the relevant information and made a brief list of all the politicians that admitted to meeting with the Guptas.

Not added to the list is former president Jacob Zuma, we all know he was and is great friends with the Guptas.

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The State Capture Inquiry saw politicians admit during their testimonies that they have met with the Gupta family.

Here they are, in no specific order:

Nhlanhla Nene

The former Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, actually stepped down from his post after he admitted to meeting with the family after he lied about it at first.

While Nene is seen as a good guy because of this, it just shows how the Guptas got to even the politicians with the best intentions.

Rob Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, admitted that he met with the Guptas, but says he’s not the only politician that did so. He was answering a question asked by the DA's Werner Horn.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, very recently admitted to meeting the Guptas at their family home. However, Dlamini-Zuma insists that she was not influenced to act on behalf of the family.

Pravin Gordhan

Pravin Gordhan is known for his fiery anti-corruption stance. The Minister of Public Enterprises did admit to meeting with the Gupta brothers on duty and at a cricket match. In a leaked, sworn affidavit, Gordhan detailed how he met the Guptas. In the leaked statement, he met with the controversial family more than once.

Malusi Gigaba

The now-former Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has been implicated in many schemes that involve the Guptas. He admitted to attending a Diwali celebration with the family, as well as a Gupta wedding.

Vytjie Mentor

Mentor is seen as a big whistle-blower on the Gupta Saga. She gave shocking evidence during her time testifying in front of the State Capture Inquiry Commission. She testified she was offered a position as a cabinet minister by the Gupta family in exchange for certain favourable business decisions.

Mcebisi Jonas

Much like Mentor, Mcebisi Jonas whistle-blowers on the Gupta scandal. He admitted to meeting with the notorious family, and said that the Guptas threatened to destroy his political career if he ever spoke about the 2015 meeting.

While these 7 has admitted to meeting the Gupta family, it's not clear how many politicians met with them that we'll never know about.

Many politicians would lie about their relationship with the family to save their skins and careers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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