Van Rooyen visited Guptas for a week before Nenegate: report

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David van Rooyen, being sworn in as the Finance Minister, at the Union Buildings on 10 December 2015.

JOHANNESBURG - Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen visited the Gupta family several times in December, just before his appointment as finance minister, the Sunday Times reports.

The newspaper claims it has information from investigators who worked on the public protector's probe into allegations of state capture.

They apparently used Van Rooyen's cellphone records to track his movements in the days leading up to his controversial appointment.

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The newspaper claims former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela received the information just days before she planned to release the state capture report.

President Zuma's application for an interdict to stop the release of the report is due to be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday. Van Rooyen also applied for such an interdict but withdrew it.

The newspaper links Van Rooyen again to two companies implicated in questionable dealings with the state, Trillian Capital Partners and Regiments Capital.

 

 

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