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Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas.
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Cape Town - The Guptas have denied that any family member ever met with Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas, following reports that he was offered Nhlanhla Nene's job weeks before 9/12.

"To be absolutely clear: there was no meeting between any member of the Gupta family with Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas at all," said Oakbay Investments, the holding company for the Gupta family's businesses and the family's mouthpiece.

Their reaction follows a Financial Times report claiming that the Gupta family met with Jonas a few weeks before Nene was removed as finance minister, offering him the job. Jonas, however, reportedly turned them down.

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