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'How the Guptas offered me a ministerial job'...

Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas confirmed in a statement that the Gupta family offered him the job of Finance Minister, which he says he refused.

See the Deputy Minister of Finance's statement below:

Members of the Gupta family offered me the position of Minister of Finance to replace then-Minister Nene. I rejected this out of hand. The basis of my rejection of their offer is that it makes a mockery of our hard earned democracy, the trust of our people and no one apart from the President of the Republic appoints ministers.

Mcebisi Jonas, Deputy Minister of Finance

_Watch the Deputy Minister's statement here

Xolani Gwala spoke to Zizi Kodwa who despite noting the reports of this 'undue influence by the Gupta family', came out in defence of the ANC.

Listen to the conversation below:

More government officials offered jobs by Guptas

A government official called Xolani Gwala to confirm that she was offered a job by the Guptas, disputing ANC spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa's defence.

Listen to the conversation below:

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