One lie after the other, Ajay Gupta tried to explain it all away Ajay Gupta denied that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane visited Switzerland with Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration & Resources to persuade Glencore to sell Optimum Colliery.Gupta also said he met Cooperative Governance Minister, Des van Rooyen, only once before he became a minister in December last year. But phone records released by the former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, show Van Rooyen visited the Gupta compound on at least seven occasions in the days leading up to his appointment.These answers are contained in an interview Gupta did with the host of the Midday Report on 702 on February 16 this year‚ Stephen Grootes. Grootes has written about the experience on Daily Maverick.Grootes had received an email from public relations and communications company Bell Pottinger with a promise that the interview would be released after a “slight edit”.The interview‚ which was an hour long‚ was released on Sunday w...

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