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Guptas deny trying to capture R51bn Prasa tender

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Axed Prasa CEO, Lucky Montana. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo
Axed Prasa CEO, Lucky Montana. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo

Cape Town – The Gupta family has denied it attempted to capture the R51bn Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) tender on behalf of a bidder in 2012, as alleged in a letter written by former CEO Lucky Montana.

The denial comes as the AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, writing in the Sunday Times on Sunday, revealed a new example of alleged state capture by the Guptas.

At the basis of the allegation is a letter that Montana wrote in 2012 to then Prasa board chairperson Sfiso Buthelezi.

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