Finance Minister Mcebesi Jonas, who this week accused the Gupta family of
offering him a ministerial role, urged vigilance against rogue elements that
threaten the state’s sanctity.
“It’s up to society to speak out against
those elements that will turn South Africa into a rogue state he said on
Saturday at a post-budget breakfast hosted by accountancy firm Morar Inc in
this week said “the Guptas, businessmen close
to President Jacob Zuma, had offered him the job of finance minister before
Nhlanhla Nene was sacked in December”.
said he rejected their approach. Leaders of the ruling African National
Congress are meeting this weekend in part to discuss the matter; while both
Zuma and the Guptas have denied wrongdoing, the ANC said it’s taking the
allegations very seriously. Jonas declined to comment on the Guptas on Saturday
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