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Oppenheimers accuse Guptas of interfering in OR Tambo luxury terminal project

14 November 2016 9:12 AM

The recent reports have added fuel to claims of state capture over the business family's relationship with Zuma.

The notorious Gupta family have been accused of trying to use their political influence towards benefiting from a luxury OR Tambo International Airport terminal project.

A newspaper report published yesterday revealed that the Oppenheimers served legal papers to Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, alleging that the Guptas tried to hijack their project and seeking his intervention.

The approval of the project has been stalled for three years on a lease agreement that was signed in 2013.

They want him to declare an international point of entry and the only person who can do that is the Minister of Home Affairs.

Stephan Hofstatter, Sunday Times investigative journalist

Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Sunday Times investigative journalist, Stephan Hofstatter, regarding the details of the issue.

Testimonies by two pilots who were formerly employed by the Guptas are included in the court papers.

The recent revelations come as evidence mounts against the business family - who have close personal and business links to President Jacob Zuma and his family - accused of capturing the state.

The Home Affairs Ministry and Gupta family has not responded to the claims.

Listen to the interview below:

People might end up accusing the Oppernheimers of jumping on the anti-Gupta bandwagon to try serve their own commercial ends using the Guptas.

Stephan Hofstatter, Sunday Times investigative journalist

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Oppenheimers accuse Guptas of interfering in OR Tambo luxury terminal project


14 November 2016 9:12 AM

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