Guptagate: Five remaining questions

2013-05-20 11:48

City Press political reporter Carien du Plessis identifies the remaining questions following a briefing on government’s week-long investigation into Guptagate:

1. Did the Guptas break any laws and will there be consequences for them?

2. If the family is found to have approached government officials in a wrongful or unethical way, will government cease doing business with them (including with national daily, The New Age, which gets millions of rands in government sponsorship for hosting business breakfasts)?

3. Why did Bruce Koloane think he could get away with using irregular procedures to authorise the landing of a private aircraft at a military base?

4. Where was State Security in all of this, and what was the real reason behind stopping the surveillance of the Gupta family?

5. Is it correct to rely on the findings of an investigation which was led by the heads of government departments who themselves could have been involved in the incident or should have been accountable?

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