Gupta-owned newspaper asked R1m for breakfast

That's what Gupta owned newspaper, The New Age, asked Eskom to pay. It was to sponsor its business breakfast series. This emerged at the State Capture Inquiry, which is looking into the relationship between the newspaper and the state-owned entity. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A million rand for breakfast.

That's what Gupta owned newspaper, The New Age, asked Eskom for.

Pieter Pretorius, Eskom's acting general manager of strategic marketing and branding told the state capture commission on Tuesday.

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The R1-million was to sponsor the newspaper's business breakfast series.

“It was proposed that Eskom would sponsor the breakfast initially for R1-million a breakfast.”

Pretorius was giving evidence related to TNA.