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Guptas

Our take: What can a state do with 50 billion?

49,157,323,233.68. Quite a tongue twister, right? That’s 50 billion – in this case, rands the Gupta family allegedly stole from South African taxpayers to carry out its elaborate and abhorrent state capture project. This, according to one estimation. The eye-watering figure was revealed at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture this week, where Paul …

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Catching up with the Commission

Norma Mngoma, the soon-to-be-ex-wife of former minister of home affairs, finance and public enterprises, Malusi Gigaba, dished the chai, hot and spicy, on the eve of Freedom Day about Gigaba’s involvement with the Guptas. If we could describe it in one word, it would simply be “Yoh”.  A bit of background: Mngoma turned on Gigaba …

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30 April’21 Wrap: Here’s what Ramaphosa told Zondo

Hi there_ 🙋🏽‍♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s long anticipated State Capture commission testimony, and why it paled in comparison with the former Mrs Gigaba’s receipts.  Plus we tell you why we celebrated Freedom Day despite the challenges our country still faces, and how Americans fell for …

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Another lavish Gupta wedding

In case you were worried about the poor Guptas – who literally fled the country in the dead of night with law enforcement snapping at their heels – don’t be. The corruption-accused family got rid of their South African assets when the banks closed their accounts, sparking job losses at their mining and media companies. …

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