Is SA a 'Gupta Republic'?

By Faeza
11 March 2016

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Fresh claims that the Gupta family influences major political appointments were heard in Parliament today.

The claims are based on reports in the highly respected London-based Financial Timesmagazine.

In an article published yesterday, it was reported that the Guptas met with Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas at their Saxonwold, Joburg home. They offered him the top job in Treasury, days before Nhlanhla Nene's axing on 9 December last year.

According to the report, Jonas turned down the offer.

This is yet another detail in what worried critics are describing as “the capture of the state” by business interests.

Opposition parties took turns in Parliament voicing their concern.

The DA called on Jonas to break his silence and publicly clarify whether he met with the Gupta family to discuss the position of finance minister.

The EFF said Mzansi has been turned into a "Gupta Republic".

Daily Sun has more details.