'Zuma’s executive ignored Jonas’s claim of Gupta job offer'
Thuli Madonsela says only the ANC and Parliament found Jonas’s claim that the Guptas tried to bribe him worthy of investigation.
JOHANNESBURG – Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has raised concerns about Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas’s statement that he was offered a Cabinet post by the Guptas.
In the report State of Capture, released on Wednesday, Thuli Madonsela says there seems to be no evidence showing that Mcebisi Jonas’s allegations that he was sent money and a ministerial post in exchange for favours were ever investigated by the executive – only the African National Congress and Parliament seem to have considered this worthy of examination.
Equally worrying is that Minister Des van Rooyen, who replaced Nlhanhla Nene as finance minister in December 2015, can be placed at the Saxonwold area where the Gupta family lives on at least seven occasions, including on the day he was made minister.
She says this was peculiar given that at the time he was a Member of Parliament, based in Cape Town.
Van Rooyen launched an application to interdict the report this week after the _Sunday Times _reported on his visits to the Gupta home, but the court said his application lacked urgency and struck it from the roll.
Read the full State of Capture report below
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)