- The New York Times has released an exposé on the infamous Gupta family and it’s alleged corruption
- The article also linked the ANC to the family, saying that the party had been the main agent of corruption in the country
- DA leader Mmusi Maimane applauded the piece, saying he was hopeful local media would cover the ANC in a similar fashion
The New York Times, a newspaper from the states has released an in-depth article on the exploits of the notorious Gupta family.
Although the piece focuses largely on the family and its alleged corruption, it also dealt some brutal blows to the African Congress Party (ANC).
The NY Times accuses the ruling party of being the ‘main agent’ of corruption in South Africa.
It details how the party pocketed billions of rands meant to help the poverty-stricken and vulnerable in the country whilst crippling government agencies.
The American Newspaper drew similarities between the ruling party and the mafia, claiming that the ANC assassinated fellow members in a bid to conceal the corruption as well as the publication thereof.
The ‘new leaders’ who have promised a ‘new dawn’ for the nation after ex-president Jacob Zuma’s resignation has also not been spared from the articles disdain. The paper claimed that SA’s leaders have ‘pocketed money meant for basic services, like schools’.
Democratic Alliance leader and presidential hopeful Mmusi Maimane Tweeted that he had read the exposé and expressed his hope that local media would cover the ANC in the same way.
He commented that the article had been a reminder of a system of corruption that the ANC has transformed into. Maimane also expressed his hope that arrests would soon be made to bring those who had captured the country to justice.
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