Manuel: ANC NEC aware of Guptas influence

Former Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, reads an open letter, written by Fikile Mbalula to the ANC NEC regarding the Gupta family.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has given details about a 2011 ANC National Executive Committee, where officials discussed the influence of the Guptas in the committee.

Manuel told the state capture commission of inquiry that Fikile Mbalula became very emotional while describing how he was invited to Saxonwold by the Guptas where he was informed that he would be appointed as a minister.

"My recollection of it is that when it came to Mbalula speaking, he became very emotional. It was very emotional for him", said Manuel.

Manuel said although Mbalula was initially excited about the appointment as sports minister, he soon became upset with the fact that he was not told by the president.

"Mr Mbalula was upset about the abdication of duty by the President", said Manuel.


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