It is but a powerful enclave of both political and economic war chest and wherewithal. Anyone who dares an intercourse with the mythical Saxonwold must dance to the grand hypnotics that would ensue. This is why those who have been summoned by this power centre consider themselves lucky.

Gauteng mayor David Makhura in a sharp rebuttal to  questions about his possible association with the Gupta family said that he was “not lucky” enough to have been invited to the family’s home in Saxonwold‚ Johannesburg.

“I never met with the Guptas. I wasn’t invited there. There are things that when you avoid‚ it’s because God loves you more. I was not so lucky and that’s the luck I don’t want‚” he quipped.

Without mincing his words‚ he said that corruption and state capture had to be fought but not confused with radical economic transformation.