Guptas sought Tsotsi's help

Tony Gupta tried to get former Eskom board chair, Zola Tsotsi, to help his newspaper secure advertising with his newspaper. Tsotsi was testifying at the Zondo Commission about a R43-million TNA breakfast sponsorship. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Tony Gupta tried to get former Eskom board chair Zola Tsotsi to help his newspaper secure advertising with the publication.

Tsotsi was testifying at the Zondo Commission about a R43-million TNA breakfast sponsorship.

He says Gupta tried to enlist his help to secure the deal.

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“I said to him, Tony, first of all, there are processes in the organisation that have to be followed, secondly I don't have the operational authority to intervene in decisions that are made in management...”

“For the first time since I've dealt with him, he was visibly upset and he did make a statement that it has appears that I'm not interested in assisting him...which was a statement he was to make in a much more threatening way much later on,” he added.

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eNCA