R10 million from each R50 million locomotive went to Salim Essa #GuptaLeaks

Scorpio, the Daily Maverick’s newly launched investigative unit, and amaBhungane, have confirmed they have access to 100 000 to 200 000 unique emails sent between the Gupta brothers, their associates and others.

The Sunday Times and City Press published details based on 650 emails in their possession, revealing how President Jacob Zuma was seeking alternative residency in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

What the Daily Maverick and amaBhungane have done, they've said they have a lot more. What they've now decided to do is publish the emails in a series so that they put the puzzle together.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Nicolaides adds that there are many role plays implicated in the leaked emails. She says one of the big names mentioned is that of Gupta associate Salim Essa.

Read: Gupta emails for dummies (a bullet-point summary)

He had struck a deal with a Chinese manufacturing company who had won a tender to provide South Africa with locomotives. The deal ensured that Salim Essa's company got a 21% advisory fee of the contract value. In other words he was getting R10 million of each R50 million locomotive that South Africa was buying.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Listen to Nicolaides explain how finance minister, Malusi Gigaba is involved in the email leaks:


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