The African National Congress (ANC) has confirmed the Gupta emails are real. Why is this significant? It proves that the Guptas are in bed with President Zuma and his family, or is that the other way around? Why spend money on a State Capture probe is these emails are all we need to prove that state capture is not only happening but is being allowed by the ruling party to continue happening.
The – up to now – spineless Secretary General of the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, says four ANC leaders implicated in the so-called Gupta leaks have confirmed the emails’ authenticity and he’s praised them for owning up to this.
Mantashe was speaking at the opening of the ANC’s Gauteng’s policy conference. .
Eyewitness news reports the emails, which have been made public, detail the extent of the Gupta family’s influence on politicians and state-owned entities. Two days ago the Zumster (he wants to be called Prsident) told Parliament the authenticity of the emails implicating government officials in widespread corruption needs to be verified first.
Mantashe – now – seems to suggest the emails are legit. “Up to now four of our comrades have owned up. Four, yes, have owned up to the emails.”
He says he is happy those implicated are owning up. “There’s nothing that makes me happy when comrades own up, I love that. that’s the beginning of wisdom because it makes our lives as a movement easy.”
Mantashe says the commission of inquiry into state capture must be instituted soon to establish truth from facts.