Video of Mbeki and Madiba praising Guptas has caused a stir on social media

Video of Mbeki and Madiba praising Guptas has caused a stir on social media

A video clip shared by Mashela Koko of ex-presidents Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela has sparked debate for their pro-Gupta comments

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Mashela Koko, former acting CEO at Eskom has divided social media after posting old videos of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki praising the infamous Gupta brothers.

Former president Thabo Mbeki had been speaking at the world premier of Gandhi My Father in 2007 which had been hosted by the Guptas in South Africa.

Mbeki had claimed that the day had been the highlight of the year for him as he had met the mother of the Gupta sons.

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He had sung Mrs Guptas praise and expressed his honour at having met her. The former president went on to thank her for making the film possible.

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Another video clip saw ex-president Nelson Mandela congratulating the Gupta family for the same film. Mandela said that the movie had shown a new perspective of Mahatma and wished the family the best success for their efforts.

Here are just a few of the reactions from social media users:

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