Hiding the Guptas' dirty money: How Zuma, security cluster tried to capture Financial Intelligence Centre

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Former president Jacob Zuma
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In a desperate bid to keep the Guptas' extensive web of money laundering secret, Cabinet's security cluster ministers, in 2016, tried to capture the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) by transferring it from the finance ministry to the justice or intelligence portfolios. 

Details of the security cluster ministers' alleged manoeuvre to wrestle the control of the FIC from the executive authority of the finance minister is contained in an explosive affidavit by Ismail Momoniat, a senior bureaucrat at National Treasury.

Momoniat's affidavit is part of the bundle of documents President Cyril Ramaphosa gave to the Zondo Commission in support of his testimony. Ramaphosa appeared before the commission in August last year.

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