So many things are happening at the same time in the country, shortly after the acting Hawks boss Yolisa Matakata gave a public statement of the investigation of the Guptas.

Another serious probe was proposed by ANC MP Zukile Luyenge during a meeting between the parliamentary oversight committee on public enterprises and state-owned arms manufacturer Denel on Thursday.

More ox could be gored, after disciplinary action against  Denel and three of its former top executives‚ CEO Riaaz Salooje‚ CFO Michael Mhlotho and company secretary Elizabeth Africa.

The trio have since left the company‚ between 2016 and 2017‚ after the Denel board had placed them on suspension following their refusal to comply with board members’ instructions to facilitate joint ventures with Gupta-linked firms Denel Asia and VR Laser SA.

President Jacob Zuma’s son‚ Duduzane Zuma‚ also has a stake in VR laser.

MPs said they did not understand why a state-owned enterprise needed financially struggling “middlemen” to grow their businesses in the Middle East and arms procurement markets.