Leaked Gupta mails now on­line

The Witness - - NEWS -

CAPE TOWN — Pan­African whistle­blow­ing site the Plat­form for the Pro­tec­tion of Whistle­blow­ers in Africa (Pplaaf) has made hun­dreds of e­mails from the #Gup­taLeaks pub­licly avail­able on its web­site to help Par­lia­ment’s Eskom state cap­ture in­quiry.

In a state­ment on its web­site, Pplaaf — which has also pub­lished doc­u­ments from for­mer CEO of Tril­lian Man­age­ment Con­sult­ing turned whistle­blower Bianca Good­son — said the doc­u­ments were made avail­able “fol­low­ing tes­ti­mony of whistle­blow­ers rep­re­sented by Pplaaf at the in­quiry and at the re­quest of the com­mit­tee’s chair­per­son [Zuk­iswa] Ran­tho.”

“The in­for­ma­tion (cu­rated to show in­ter­ac­tions) will be pub­licly ac­ces­si­ble for a pe­riod of 10 days only to as­sist with the com­ple­tion of the in­quiry. It is a sam­ple from hun­dreds of thou­sands of e­mails, doc­u­ments and in­voices re­lated to the Gup­taLeaks,” it said.

The state cap­ture in­quiry on Wed­nes­day heard tes­ti­mony from Eskom’s sus­pended le­gal head Suzanne Daniels, who said Ajay Gupta and Gupta­as­so­ciate Salim Essa had on sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions tried to in­flu­ence de­ci­sions re­lated to ex­ec­u­tives at the power util­ity. The Gup­tas have de­nied any wrong­do­ing.—

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