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- WRITE TO HOGARTH@SUN­DAY­TIMES.CO.ZA Malusi Gigaba · Belarus · Gupta family · African National Congress · Iceland · Austria

At­tract­ing com­pound in­ter­est

Malusi Gi­gaba, the min­is­ter of home af­fairs and af­fairs out of the home, as­signed an hour of his busy sched­ule last Satur­day night to ad­dress “the nar­ra­tive that I was ever/am cap­tured by the Gup­tas”.

It did not go so well. Gi­gaba was pelted with ques­tions he could not an­swer as he strug­gled to make a con­vinc­ing case that he had not been Gup­tarised.

Hogarth could not help but won­der about the tim­ing of the Gi­gaba con­fes­sions, on the week­end of the ANC na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing. Gi­ga­byte must have picked up that he is no longer the heir ap­par­ent at Luthuli House and that his chances of sur­vival in the New Dawn are get­ting slim­mer.

Gigs should get in the queue to visit jus­tice Ray­mond Zondo. He needs to as­sign more than an hour to ex­plain his vis­its to the Gupta com­pound, though.

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