JOHANNESBURG - Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana might have faced a grilling from Parliament's inquiry into state capture at state-owned enterprises on Tuesday, but Twitter was delighted by the number of bombshells dropped and people thrown under the proverbial bus.
Montana claimed that then-transport minister Ben Martins introduced him to the controversial Gupta family in 2012.
During his testimony, Montana implicated a number of people besides the Guptas, including the former transport minister Dipuo Peters, ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize, Gupta-associate Salima Essa, President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and New Age Media owner, Mzwanele 'Jimmy' Manyi.
When #Guptas couldn't appoint Jimmy Manyi as Chairman of #Prasa board, they gave him a consolation prize & appointed him Chairman of ANN7 tv #DStv405. Jimmy is working for Saxonwold labour-broker as it were.#LuckyMontana #EskomInquiry pic.twitter.com/1fYVoTJ06N— Hloni Nyetanyane (@HloniNyetanyane) January 30, 2018
Zahara's name was also dropped as Montana tried to emphasise one of his points.