#GuptaLeaks: Emails reveal influence on Presidency


FILE. President Zuma accompanied by Atul Gupta, Minister of Public Enterprise Malusi Gigaba and CEO of The New Age Nazeem Howa attend The New Age and SABC Business briefing, 16 Mar 2012.

JOHANNESBURG - In more leaked Gupta emails, it has emerged that officials in the Presidency were offered gifts and business deals by the controversial family.

The president's long serving bodyguard, chief of staff, private secretary and assistant are implicated.

The Daily Maverick's Scorpio, Amabhungane and News24 report that these officials subverted their positions in order to please the Guptas. 

READ: #GuptaLeaks: The 'Gift' that keeps on giving

Zuma's chief of staff is linked to the family's plane landing at Waterkloof Airbase.

Emails show that the president's private secretary received money from a Gupta company soon after he became president.

It's also been reported that Zuma's bodyguard and his then wife -- who also works in the Presidency -- were offered holiday tickets.

All the implicated officials have denied any wrongdoing, saying they carried their duties with integrity.


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