- Investec has released a statement denying allegations that Anisha Gordhan has benefited from government tenders, responding to allegations put forward by the EFF outside the state capture inquiry
- The company has said that Anisha was only involved in a professional capacity on their behalf
- The EFF has yet to submit any evidence to substantiate their allegations against her and her father Pravin Gordhan
Investec has released a statement corroborating Minister Pravin Gordhan’s claim that his daughter did not benefit from government deals.
This comes after allegations made by the Economic Freedom Fighters at protests outside the state capture inquiry.
The EFF claimed that Anisha Gordhan had used her father’s influence in the government to benefit from "government tenders for consulting and advisory services".
The company said that Anisha had been employed at Investec from 2007 until 2016. At this point in time the business was incorporated into Investec Equity Partners (IEP). Anisha stayed on until 2017.
"As an employee of the companies, she was appointed to the board of directors of various entities in which they had equity interests to manage and oversee the respective investments.
"Ms Gordhan was a non-executive director and not a direct shareholder in these entities, which gave her no direct remuneration or payment," Investec said.
Pravin Gordhan had denied the allegations put forward by the EFF on Wednesday in front of the commission.
"It's not her money. Their job is to look after the money of the bank and the investors," he said.
"The allegation of using the relationship with myself to get access to government tenders to benefit these companies is a blatant lie. These dangerous and unfounded allegations have been made to intimidate and harass my family and myself," the minister went on to say.
Briefly.co.za had reported earlier this week that Gordhan has repeatedly encouraged anyone with any concrete evidence to appear before the commission and testify against him. A sentiment he has maintained since Monday when he made his first appearance at the inquiry.
The EFF has protested in front of the venue where the commission is held every day that Gordhan has testified. They have made numerous allegations against the minister which have yet to be substantiated.
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