JOHANNESBURG – The Gupta Leaks have been named the 2017 National Press Club Newsmaker of the Year.
The award was received by amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism for unearthing the story.
AmaBhugane were key in securing, analysing, and disseminating a vast amount of crucial information an partnered with media institutions, such as Daily Maverick and News24, to publish it.
The leaks consist of between 100 000 and 200 000 emails which reveal how the Gupta family does business and their links with the State and politicians.
The Gupta leaks fended off strong competition for the 2017 award from the ANC’s 54th elective conference and its presidential candidates, Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
National Press Club chairman, Jos Charle congratulated the organisation’s work on the story.
"The Gupta Leaks was a game changer in our country's history and will still feature in parliamentary enquiries, court cases and the judicial commission of enquiry into state capture”.