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Trillian, Eskom and the Guptas – why all the fuss?

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Ajay and Atul Gupta. (Muntu Vilakazi, City Press)
Ajay and Atul Gupta. (Muntu Vilakazi, City Press)

Cape Town – Trillian Capital Partners was flung into the spotlight this week after a leaked affidavit claimed it was behind state capture plans when Des van Rooyen was finance minister for a few days in 2016.

The purported leaked affidavit by a whistleblower and former executive at Trillian found its way to the front page of the Sunday Times, revealing how Trillian CEO Eric Wood briefed his team about Nhlanhla Nene’s firing two months before it occurred.

Apart from denying the allegation, Trillian said it was unhappy with the association of being a “Gupta-linked company”.

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