Mmusi Maimane Believes Guptas Still Have Their Hands in Eskom

Mmusi Maimane Believes Guptas Still Have Their Hands in Eskom

- Leader of One SA Movement Mmusi Maimane released a statement with a series of controversial allegations

- Maimane believes the Gupta family is about to receive hundreds of millions of rands from Eskom, which is a worrying claim

- He shared a statement on Twitter and South Africans appear to be shocked that Maimane is still bringing them up

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South African politician Mmusi Maimane released an array of allegations against the Gupta family. Maimane believes that the Guptas are on the verge of receiving around R100 million from Eskom.

According to a statement released by Maimane-led One South Africa Movement, Eskom has given the 'green light' for a Gupta-controlled company to claim the aforementioned figure from Optimum Coal Mine.

Optimum Coal Mine supplies Eskom and, according to Maimane, Eskom has indirectly given power to Gupta affiliates in terms of inflated coal contracts.

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Mmusi Maimane believes Guptas still have their hands in Eskom
Mmusi Maimane released a strong-worded statement regarding Eskom and how the Guptas may still be making money through the country. Image: MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP and MICHELE SPATARI/AFP
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Maimane listed four interventions his movement will be embarking on, one of which is to write to the Chair of Eskom's Board to apply to reverse the decision to support the business rescue plan for Optimum Coal Mine - which Eskom voted to approve the rescue plan for.

Maimane also plans to write to Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan, calling on him to institute a forensic audit into Centaur Ventures, a company owned by a Gupta affiliate and a company Maimane believes "laundered the Gupta’s coal money out of SA" between January 2016 and December 2018.

Take a look at the full statement below:

Read some of the responses below:

@Vukilemgudlwa tweeted:

"How long will Optimum be under business rescue because two weeks ago there were people who were toy toying about their salaries and saying the operation is running."

@madoda17 shared:

"The Gupta card doesn't work anymore Mr Maimane people are woke now. If you think you're going to launch your party based on the Gupta lies then you have already failed."

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@SiyaNdlovu91 responded with:

"Mmusi let me ask you a simple question, is the Gupta family still here in South Africa? If that's the case why don't you press charges? To me, it seems like Guptas are still in the country." earlier reported on Maimane after he slammed the Democratic Alliance (DA). He criticised the current leader John Steenhuisen's announcement that the DA would work with the ANC as long as President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying that this would make the DA a faction of the ANC.

Maimane said that there is no good ANC and bad ANC, there is just the ANC. He said that the DA announcement that the DA is open to a coalition with factions within the ANC as long as Ramaphosa is in charge.

He called on people who wanted 'real change' in South Africa to consider the One South Africa Movement.

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