MPs want Gupta family to account

MPs belonging to the African National Congress (ANC) are apparently becoming increasingly frustrated with the Gupta family and may need them to answer to parliament.

Times Live says ANC MP Zukile Luyenge proposed the family appear before Parliament during a meeting between it's oversight committee on public enterprises and state-owned arms manufacturer Denel on Thursday.

READ: Denel board grilled in Parliament over Gupta-linked VR Laser

Karima Brown gives more details.

A couple of weeks ago the Sunday Times ran a story saying that the new Finance Minister has kicked the Denel/Asia deal which is linked to a known Gupta associate to the curb and that it is not happening. Yesterday the Denel chairperson sang a different story in the committee when he was questioned and he said no it is not true, they had a meeting with the minister and that they are going to sort out the matter amicably.

Karima Brown, Political analyst

ALSO READ: Why the Gupta family's alleged deal with Denel is dubious

I spoke to the spokesperson form the Minister of Finance, Mayihlome Tshwete...he said to me Karima we did meet, that is correct, we expressed our concern with the partner of Denel to trade in Asia.

Karima Brown, Political analyst

And so the reason why MPs are saying the Gupta's must come is because they are linked as a set of individuals with businesses that are doing business with the state in ways that can only be described as dodgy to say the least.

Karima Brown, Political analyst

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