Evidence of pro-Gupta websites being managed from India

2017-06-29 13:04

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Johannesburg - Eyewitness News has found further evidence that the pro-Gupta website wmcleaks.com is being orchestrated from India.

Scorpio recently unearthed how the wmcleaks smear campaign was linked to former Sahara Computers IT “engineer” Saurabh Aggarwal.

Aggarwal joined the Gupta-owned company in 2008, and has his address listed as 3, Saxonwold Drive, Saxonwold - which is directly next door to the Gupta compound.

The wmcleaks website is registered by PrivacyProtect.org, an entity that registers domain names for individuals who wish to maintain their anonymity.

- #GuptaLeaks special report

EWN’s source reportedly sent an IP phishing link to the administrator of the wmcleaks Facebook page, which was then opened by the person with access to the page.

This logged the IP address, which was then traced back to an Indian-based internet service provider, specifically in New Delhi.  

Aggarwal, also a former ANN7 employee, reportedly left in 2015 and joined an IT company where he is currently based, in New Delhi, India.

This link further corroborates the initial report by Scorpio.

On June 19, 2017 the site published an 'exposé' about former Business Day Editor Peter Bruce and an apparent extra-marital affair.

Bruce was followed by an 'investigative photojournalist' last year, and has now threatened legal action against those responsible, saying "what was done to me was a criminal act and I will obviously seek legal advice on how, or even if, to proceed."

Protest

On Thursday morning, a group of protesters gathered outside Bruce's Johannesburg home. Bruce told TimesLIVE that he was not there, but at the Parkview police station to report the matter.

This comes after Black First Land First issued a statement on Thursday, accusing the "white owned media" of unleashing "a massive campaign against the truth", and calling for a protest action at Bruce's house.

"The media will not be allowed to be biased and all journalists who are propagandists for white monopoly capital must be named and shamed. We want the truth!" BFLF said. 

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