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

2016-03-14 12:04
(File: ANC)

(File: ANC)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Read more on:    sunday times  |  anc  |  mcebisi jonas  |  gupta family  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.