UPDATE: Martins confirms meeting with Montana, Guptas


File: Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins has rubbished claims by power utility Eskoms suspended head of legal Suzanne Daniels that he had attended a meeting with Ajay Gupta, Duduzane Zuma and Salim Essa in Johannesburg.

CAPE TOWN - Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins is testifying in the inquiry into state capture at Eskom.

Martin confirmed meeting Lucky Montana and Tony Gupta.

His testimony comes a day after former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana spilled the beans on meetings Martins initiated between him, Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma.

The trio allegedly tried to influence him in the procurement of new trains.

READ: Duduzane Zuma, Guptas promised to look after me: Lucky Montana

Montana maintains that he was never involved in corruption at the rail agency.

Montana also blamed former board chair Popo Molefe for the problems at the rail agency.