#StateCaptureMovieTitles takes aim at 'all the president's Gupta men'

2016-03-17 11:27

Johannesburg - As Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor both claimed that the Guptas offered them top Cabinet posts, South Africans have taken to social media to interrogate the influential family's "state capture". 

President Jacob Zuma, who is said to have a close relationship with the family, said earlier in the week that he had no "recollection" of Mentor, who claimed on Facebook that the Guptas offered her the job of Public Enterprise Minister when Barbara Hogan was removed from the position. She claimed Zuma was in another room at the Gupta's Saxonworld home at the time. 

On Wednesday, Jonas confirmed that the Guptas had offered him the job of finance minister last year before Nhlanhla Nene was removed.

The presidency has yet to release a statement on Jonas. 

The Guptas have denied both Jonas and Mentor's claims. 

Twitter, having fun with the political quagmire, pounced on the #StateCaptureMovieTitles:  


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