'Politically motivated' emails leaked to influence ANC NEC - Gupta lawyer

2017-05-28 13:11
Oakbay chair Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma (Photo: GCIS)

Oakbay chair Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma (Photo: GCIS)

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Cape Town - The Gupta family's lawyer Gert van der Merwe says it appears potentially damning emails leaked to Sunday newspapers were specifically timed to influence the African National Congress's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this weekend.

“It is obviously a well placed and a well, let’s say, pitched effort to gain some political momentum and perception. And I assume it is with regard to do with what is happening in Irene today [Sunday].”

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But Van der Merwe told News24 that he could not yet say whether the emails were genuine or not, as he had not seen them. 


“They reserve their right against these newsrooms who published these stories,” he said. 

Van Der Merwe said in order to comment on the content of the leaked emails, which made the front pages of the City Press and the Sunday Times on Sunday, he would have to first read them. He would then have to have a “consultation with the people involved”.

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