UPDATE: Martins confirms meeting with Montana, Guptas

Johannesburg, 31 January 2018 - Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins says he had meetings with Tony Gupta in 2013 while he was Transport Minister.​ Video: eNCA
Johannesburg, 31 January 2018 - Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Ben Martins has confirmed meeting with Tony Gupta and Duduzane Zuma. He says they discussed the Prasa board and tenders. Martins was transport minister at the time. Video: eNCA
Johannesburg, 31 January 2018 - Deputy Minister Ben Martins has told Parliament he never abused his power. He insists everything he did was above board.​ Video: eNCA
File: Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins is expected to take the stand at the state capture inquiry into Eskom. Photo: GCIS

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.

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