'Public Protector has never met with Gupta family'

Spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana says claims that the Public Protector met with the Guptas before the decision not to investigate the Gupta's Waterkloof Air Force Base landing are inaccurate.

FILE: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane during a press briefing. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says her office has not been sitting on any report, including any into the controversial Gupta family.

Spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana says the request for an investigation into the landing of the Gupta aircraft at the Mosana says the request for an investigation into the landing of the Gupta aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base was declined by Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in 2013 and the matter has never been investigated.

Mosana says claims that the Public Protector met with the Guptas before the decision not to investigate are inaccurate.

“The Public Protector has never had any interaction, I want to put it on record, with the Gupta family and has never visited or neither had a meeting with the Gupta family."

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)