George Sebulela, BBC secretary-general. File Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA/FINANCIAL MAIL
George Sebulela, BBC secretary-general. File Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA/FINANCIAL MAIL

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.

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