‘I know nothing about Gupta business dealings’: Zuma

 ·17 May 2016
Jacob Zuma speaking in Germany

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday insisted in Parliament that he knew nothing about the business dealings of the Gupta family.

Answering questions in Parliament, the president was asked his view on calls for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the family’s business dealings.

IFP MP Themba Msimang asked the president if he knew there were irregular dealings with the Gupta family.

“I know nothing about the business dealings of the Guptas and whoever. Why should I have a view? Why should I have a view about if it must be investigated or not?” Zuma said.

He said he did not think he should support every statement made by anyone, when he did not even know about the issue.

“It’s not my business. Those people will certainly go to right places of law enforcement and raise the issues,” he said.

Zuma’s relationship with the Gupta family has been under scrutiny for months, since the reshuffling of Cabinet in December.


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