Who else can now be spared by the powerful family,?Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has denied the group received money from the Guptas, but says it would take money from the family.

“We are not at war with the Guptas. In fact, we will accept money from the Guptas,” he said on Monday in an interview with eNCA. “It is not a scandal  there’s no need for them [the media] to lie.”

Earlier it was reported that leaked emails showed links between Mngxitama and the Guptas.

News24 reported that the BLF leader not only met with the Guptas but received an instruction to write an article about BizNews website editor Alec Hogg on their behalf. It reported that leaked emails reveal Mngxitama met Gupta lieutenant Santosh Choubey in February 2016 and that he asked the family for funding at about the same time.

But Mngxiyama denied this and said he was, in fact, broke,

“I’m broke right, but I’m broke with the millions of black South Africans who are broke and I’m not ashamed about this.”

*Watch the video above for the full interview with Mngxitama.