Dlamini-Zuma denies Gupta links

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ANC presidential race contender Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the ANC's 5th National Policy Conference in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

ANC presidential race contender Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the ANC's 5th National Policy Conference in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Friday responded to an alleged investigation into her exposure to the Gupta family.

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She said in a statement she was not aware nor was she officially informed of a letter, presumably written by Lord Peter Hain, which alleged some financial misconduct involving illicit financial flow.

The former African Union (AU) chairperson said she had no links with any of the Gupta associated businesses, except for the finances received for the South African Person of the Year Award, which she received.

Dlamini-Zuma said was this case with many prominent South Africans who were acknowledged at the award ceremony.

The president’s former wife now serves as an ANC MP.

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“Dlamini-Zuma wishes to reiterate her long-standing position on the matter of illicit financial flows,” the statement read. “Dlamini-Zuma welcomes any efforts that will contribute to addressing any and all illicit financial flows in their entirety.”

She used the opportunity to discuss how she led efforts while AU head to address illicit flows.

The FBI in the United States has meanwhile confirmed it is probing the controversial Gupta family.

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