Telkom, Eskom, Transnet spent R37m on Gupta breakfasts: report

The Rapport and City Press newspapers reported that Telkom, Eskom and Transnet spent a combined R37-million on breakfasts organised by the Gupta family.

According to the newspapers, Telkom spent R12 million sponsoring 12 breakfasts organised by the Gupta owned New Age newspaper.

The report further said that Transnet spent R17.5 million on 18 breakfast sessions, while Eskom spent R7.2 million to sponsor 6 breakfasts.

Speakers at these breakfasts included ANC bigwigs like Jacob Zuma, Jeff Radebe and Malusi Gigaba.

The multimillion Rand breakfast sponsorships came to light after questions from DA MP Kenneth Mubu in parliament.

Mubu argues that it is wrong that government owned enterprises sponsor these business events, especially because of Zuma’s close relationship with the Guptas.

Zuma at New Age breakfast
Zuma at New Age breakfast

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