DA wants multi-party probe into Gupta’s alleged influence over govt

The party wants a raft of claims about the family's undue influence over Zuma & his Cabinet investigated.

FILE. DA Leader Mmusi Maimane during the tabling of the motion of no confidence in Parliament, 1 March 2016. Picture: Youtube.

CAPE TOWN - Parliament has been asked to investigate the Gupta family's alleged influence over government.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday in the National Assembly called for a multi-party parliamentary committee to probe a raft of allegations about the family's undue influence over President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet.

The call comes in the wake of Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas's explosive revelation that he was offered former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene job, before Nene was fired.

To read the deputy minister's full statement, _ click here_.

WATCH: Mcebisi Jonas on being offered a job by the Guptas

To view today's EWN cartoon on this contentious saga, click here.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the parliamentary probe should examine the Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration's purchase of a coal mine and its contract with Eskom.

He says it must also consider allegations that the Guptas offered former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Vytjie Mentor a ministerial post six years ago, told Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula of his ministerial promotion and were involved in the reshuffle of finance ministers in December.

"That the Gupta family were involved in the appointment of Mr D Van Rooyen to the position of minister of finance and that two Gupta-aligned advisors were appointed to top level positions alongside Mr D Van Rooyen."

Maimane says the committee should report back to the house in May.

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