Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha says he thinks the recent leaked Gupta emails go a long way in proving an existing relationship between members of the Gupta family and executives in state owned companies.
Business Day on Friday reported on how people working for the Guptas drafted the first public statement issued by Ben Ngubane when he became the acting chairman of Eskom two years ago.
They piece together a whole lot of the drip drop information we have known for a long time and now we have concrete evidence in the form of their own communication.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at FM (Financial Mail)
These emails shows that members of the Gupta family and their associates are in charge of Eskom, they run around instructing members of the so-called executive to do what they want.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at FM (Financial Mail)
We see in the emails where suppliers of Eskom get their contracts cancelled and those correspondences are forwarded to the Guptas and what you see next is that the Guptas then inherit those contracts ... They are pulling all the strings.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at FM (Financial Mail)
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