One of the Gupta brothers, Ajay Gupta on Tuesday appeared before Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for a crucial and extensive interrogation on the alleged state capture.

For several hours, he was grilled by Madonsela at her Pretoria office. The meeting was arranged after the controversial South African businessman requested for it a few weeks ago.

Ajay’s appearance at the Public Protector’s office and interview with the public protector forms part of Madonsela’s high-profile investigation into allegations of the Gupta’s influence in the appointment of cabinet ministers, as alleged by Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor.

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Commenting on the interview, Thuli said the extensive interview with Ajay Gupta was very cordial and very helpful. She, however, failed to comment further on the matter.

In addition, Madonsela said her office would also hold another meeting with the other members of the family. She disclosed that Ajay’s brothers are currently out of the state.
Madonsela was speaking during a question-and-answer session at a media briefing on the release of a report of an investigation into the abuse of power by the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury.