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President Jacob Zuma. (Walso Swiegers, Bloomberg)
President Jacob Zuma. (Walso Swiegers, Bloomberg)

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma needs to come up with a "decisive response" to the latest claims around the Gupta family, Business Leadership South Africa said on Thursday morning.

“The statement by Deputy Finance Minister Jonas that he was offered the finance minister’s job by the Gupta brothers marks a grave threat to our country’s constitutional democracy," BLSA said in a statement, signed by business heavyweights Saki Macozoma, Bobby Godsell and Thero Setiloane.

"The statement requires a decisive response from President Zuma who alone has the prerogative to appoint both ministers and deputy ministers.  If other senior public office bearers have had similar approaches, now is the time for them to take the people of South Africa into their confidence.

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