Zuma's advisor slams 'Guptagate' report
President Jacob Zuma’s advisor Lindiwe Zulu says he knew nothing about the Gupta jet landing.
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma's adviser on international relations Lindiwe Zulu on Sunday reportedly described a report on the so-called Guptagate as part of a continued onslaught on the African National Congress (ANC).
This was as Justice Minister Jeff Radebe prepared to report back on a probe into the landing of the Gupta's jet at a national key point.
Zulu was quoted by the Sunday Times as saying the criticism was beyond the landing of the Gupta's plane.
In April Eyewitness News revealed that the Gupta plane made an unauthorised landing at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.
The jet was carrying nearly 200 passengers who were going to attend Vega Gupta's wedding in Sun City in the North West.
The guests were then transported to Sun City in an illegal blue light convoy.
Eleven Tshwane Metro police were suspended because of the convoy.
Radebe and Minsters from the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster will apparently announce the preliminary findings of the investigation on Sunday.
Zulu reportedly told a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Saturday that Zuma was not informed about the landing.
She said government's hands were clean with regards to the matter.
The newspaper alleged that Zulu told the NEC the media was trying to use the scandal to attack the ANC.
Radebe was expected to clarify how the landing was able to happen and whether the Guptas had the required approval.
The South African National Defence Union's Pikkie Greef also said that he expected the suspensions of five defence force officials involved in the saga to be lifted.