US law firm to probe Naspers relationship with the Guptas

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A logo of Naspers Ltd. sits on the side of the headquarters of the Media24 Ltd. building in Cape Town on Friday, August 30, 2015

A logo of Naspers Ltd. sits on the side of the headquarters of the Media24 Ltd. building in Cape Town on Friday, August 30, 2015

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A logo of Naspers Ltd. sits on the side of the headquarters of the Media24 Ltd. building in Cape Town on Friday, August 30, 2015

A logo of Naspers Ltd. sits on the side of the headquarters of the Media24 Ltd. building in Cape Town on Friday, August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG - Pressure is mounting on MultiChoice&39;s parent company, Naspers over its relationship with the Gupta family.

Naspers investors have requested US law firm Pomerantz to investigate the company and its directors for unlawful business practices.

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The investigation follows media reports that MultiChoice made improper payments to Gupta-linked TV channel ANN7.

It&39;s is alleged that it increased ANN7&39;s annual payment from R50-million R141- million over two years.

MultiChoice has denied any wrong doing.