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20 October 2018 11:47 AM Magashule rejects 'baseless' claims of Gupta meeting over R140m deal

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has dismissed allegations that he took former MEC Mxolisi Dukwana to the Guptas' Saxonwold compound seven years ago to discuss a R140m deal. According to court papers brought by Dukwana, Magashule took the former MEC to the Guptas' Saxonwold compound in 2011, where Tony Gupta tried to strong-arm Dukwana into approving 47

10 October 2018 7:51 AM Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan expected to testify

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba visited the Guptas for "social cohesion reasons", but denies they had any sway over him. "During my tenure, I, at no stage, assisted the Gupta family, or any other private interest group, to capture the state," Gigaba told the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Tuesday night. The committee is holding an inquiry 32

09 October 2018 5:17 PM EFF welcomes Nene's resignation, calls for more minsters to follow suit

The Economic Freedom Fighters have largely welcomed the news that President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted Nhlanhla Nene's request to step down as finance minister. This, after Nene admitted during testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry last week that he had visited the controversial Gupta family six times at their Saxonwold home while he served 43

09 October 2018 11:02 AM Jonas said to decline Finance Minister post

Mcebisi Jonas declined an offer from President Cyril Ramaphosa to become finance minister in place of embattled Nhlanhla Nene, according to three people familiar with the matter. Jonas, a former deputy finance minister, was offered the post on Monday, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorised to comment 25

03 October 2018 9:14 AM Finance Minister met Guptas, refused Russia nuke deal

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said he met repeatedly with members of the Gupta family, who have been implicated in a corruption scandal related to former President Jacob Zuma and separately, was twice pressured to sign a multi-billion Russian nuclear-power deal by former Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Nene made his comments in a statement accompanying 28

10 September 2018 2:34 PM #StateCaptureInquiry: Gupta-owned media houses bagged R260m from govt, with Free State dishing out the most

Gupta-owned media houses received about R260m from the national and provincial governments, with the Free State government forking out the most at nearly R80m. This was the evidence which National Treasury's Jan Gilliland presented on Monday at the state capture commission of inquiry, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The Free State was followed 37

06 September 2018 11:06 AM LIVE: Why should Zuma, Guptas not 'subject themselves to the same rules?'

Zondo says as a country, we can't have a police force, police service, that is perfect. No other country has such a police force, that is perfect. Zondo: "We have in our constitutional democracy, checks and balances. If the police arrest you without good grounds, the courts are there to declare that that's unlawful, they must release you. Those are the checks 30

29 August 2018 11:30 AM LIVE: Guptas asked 'me to break the laws of the land'

Maleka asks Maseko if he could indicate persons, even in confidence to the commission, who he believes has information that could assist the commission. Maseko: "I am convinced that there are a number of senior public servants, middle managers, who have had experiences with a number of individuals, including the Gupta family, but it could also be pertaining 32

21 August 2018 2:03 PM State Capture Inquiry: Mcebisi Jonas to take stand on Friday

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas will be next on the stand when the commission of inquiry into state capture resumes on Friday. Jonas claimed that the Guptas offered him an initial R600 000 cash, and then R600m to be given later, if he accepted the job of finance minister. He was expected to replace Nhlanhla Nene who was fired in December 29

21 August 2018 10:34 AM New channel to replace Afro Worldview will be announced later this month

MultiChoice says it will announce the successful bidder to replace the Afro Worldview news channel on August 28. This after the company ended its contract with the controversial news channel, formerly known as ANN7, on its DStv platform on Tuesday. "The channel stopped airing on DStv at midnight on Monday, 20 August 2018," MultiChoice spokesperson Kenneth 98