Pahad breaks business ties with Guptas - report

2011-08-06 22:34

Johannesburg - Former minister in the presidency Essop Pahad has broken all business ties with the Gupta family, the Sunday Times reported.

Pahad, who was a director of TNA Media owned by the Guptas, said he resigned "one or two weeks ago".

"It had nothing to do with any break-up. We're still friends," Pahad said.

"I discussed it with them that I really didn't have the time and, [because of] my age, I would not be able to fulfil my responsibilities as a director."

Pahad said he had given Atul Gupta his resignation.

The Guptas were not happy and asked him to stay on, he said.

  • Marcell - 2011-08-06 23:38

    Is it one week or two weeks ago liar?

  • verstom - 2011-08-07 02:57

    corrupt to the core all of them

      Dominic - 2011-08-07 08:00

      Is Malema your leader? Does he want you to hate me? I think so. Because then we won't speak to each other, not unless it's to insult or threaten. That way he guarantees the ANC majority, not because it's the ANC but because it's his route to personal wealth and power. Divide then rule. We don't speak to each other enough, not in a fair way. He wants none of us to. He doesn't want us to hear each other with an open mind and without prejudice. He doesn't want us to share our hopes or discuss our fears. He doesn't want us to share reason. It's his weakest link. He wants bigots and racists from both sides. He wants insults. Scoff at woodwork and you offend all who work with wood. Call the majority corrupt because a minority within them are corrupt and you anger most those who are not corrupt. Call law-abiding people thieves because of their skin - it all causes hatred in people who didn't hate before. Hate breeds hate and, as long as he can keep it based on race, it will give Malema power. If you hate, whether you are black or white, left or right; then Malema is your leader. You are doing what he wants you to do. If you have the conviction not to hate, and not to cause hate, then you are your own leader.

  • Chris - 2011-08-07 06:58

    Wonder if this was prompted by the new disclosures around Julius Malema. Has he been asked difficult questions by a reporter?

  • Duncan Gohl - 2011-08-07 07:30

    No share of the spoils ?

  • lassie95 - 2011-08-07 11:36

    Did their money run out Essop??

  • zackie - 2011-08-07 15:18

    he took his millions in bribe money now its time to enjoy it..

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-07 16:08

    So who is going to play with JZ's mates?

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