SACP: Govt must cut ties with Gupta-owned businesses

Blade Nzimande spent a great deal of time at the SACP’s 14th National Congress talking about the family’s influence on the ANC-led alliance.

FILE: Blade Nzimande at the SACP’s 14th National Congress in Boksburg. Picture: Twitter/@SACP1921

BOKSBURG - South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande says it's vital that government cuts its relationship with all Gupta-owned businesses.

He’s also calling for the immediate investigation and early prosecution of government officials implicated in wrongdoing exposed in the so-called Gupta leaks.

Nzimande was delivering his political report at the SACP’s 14th National Congress.

“We never fought the struggle to liberate this country in order to hand over our economy to a family known as the Guptas.”

Nzimande spent a great deal of time talking about the Guptas and the effect the family’s influence has on the African National Congress-led alliance.

He says the government cannot do any business with the family.

“We at this congress must call for the termination by the government of all dealings with the Gupta-related businesses.”

He also said the government must speed up the commission of inquiry into state capture.

“The commission must not be a reason to delay the immediate investigation and any prosecution of all those involved in corruption, money laundering and illegal sharing of top-secret government information.”

The Gupta emails show that the controversial family received confidential information on Cabinet meetings from former Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)