Gupta family does not run Black Business Council, George Sebulela says
The Black Business Council (BBC) is not in an alliance with, nor under the control of, the Gupta family, BBC secretary-general George Sebulela insisted in Parliament on Tuesday, when questioned by EFF MP Marshall Dlamini.
The questioning took place towards the end of a day of public hearings by the finance and trade and industry committees on the transformation of the finance services sector.
"BBC is led by office-bearers who are as sophisticated, as capable and as smart than to be led and controlled by a group of people outside," Sebulela said.
"We represent 51 organisations that are led by presidents that make decisions as a collective national council. There is no individual that sits and makes decisions on behalf of the BBC.
"Our mandate is very simple … it is to advance black people, black business in the mainstream of the economy. For someone to come and say we are the Guptas, that is a misunderstanding. It must stop," Sebulela said.
"We are not in alliance with the Guptas and will not be in alliance with the Guptas," Sebulela insisted.