ANC slams weekend report on Gupta's shopping for finance minister as "gossip"

2016-03-14 12:04
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Cape Town – The ANC has rejected a report by Sunday Times as nothing but “gossip mongering being masqueraded as news”.

This after the paper reported that finance deputy minister Mcebisi Jonas had been offered the top job by the Gupta family, then later by ANC deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte.

The Sunday Times reported that Zuma’s son, Duduzane, was present when the Gupta family offered Jonas the job.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement on Sunday the report contained lies about the deputy secretary general.

“In the paper's over-zealousness to portray the leadership of the ANC in general, and the Deputy Secretary General in particular, as collaborators to fit the fictitious narrative of a Gupta-controlled country, the Sunday Times . . .  presents as fact allegations, suppositions and rumours,” he said.

Sunday Times editor Bongani Siqoko said the newspaper stood by its story.

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