With the ongoing Zuma-Guptas drama where a former ANC MP and former Chairperson of the ANC Parliamentary Caucus, Vytjie Mentor, disclosed that she was offered a job as the Minister of Public Enterprise by the Guptas, with Zuma within earshot, and the Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas, who just admitted that the Guptas offered him the cabinet post of Finance Minister to replace Nhlanhla Nene, two political parties are set to play a part in the Zuma-Guptas drama.
The parties will be laying charges against members of the Gupta and Zuma families today.
Applauding the Deputy Minister of Finance for his courage to disclose that he was offered the position of Finance Minister by members of the Gupta family, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Finance, David Maynier said he’ll be laying charges against the Guptas.
“I will…lay charges against Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta, Duduzane Zuma and any other persons who were present at the time the offer was made. I will lay these charges in terms of Section 4 of the Prevention of Corrupt Activities Act (No. 12 of 2004) so that this matter can be fully investigated,” he stated.
According to Maynier, “by confirming the Gupta family offered him the position of Finance Minister, the Deputy Minister has confirmed that he was offered “gratification” in terms of the Prevention of Corrupt Activities Act (No. 12 of 2004).”
Also, the Congress of the People (Cope) will be laying charges of corruption against the president and the Guptas at Pretoria’s Brooklyn Police Station, Sowetan Live reports.
Cope’s Whip, Dennis Bloem noted that what Mentor revealed was a “classic example of corruption”. As he explained that “the position according to the statement was hers if she would as the new minister of public enterprises halted South African Airways from flying to India and making that route available to the Gupta family.”
Meanwhile, the EFF issued a statement where they jubilated that they have been vindicated by Jonas confirmation from attempts by the Guptas to portray them as rumour-mongers.
While the fighters indicated that they will continue to demand that the Guptas leave the country after they face the full might of the law, they reckoned that “the ANC and Jacob Zuma have voluntarily handed over the political decision-making of the country to a single family” and that Shout Africa is being “controlled and run by an unelected civilian family (SIC).”