The Gupta family would welcome a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture‚ their lawyer Gert van der Merwe said on Tuesday. The family has come under intense scrutiny as a cache of damning leaked e-mails has been published‚ exposing the extent to which they have allegedly "captured" influential politicians and benefited from lucrative state contracts. Van der Merwe‚ speaking on Jacaranda FM‚ said he would prefer to avoid a "trial by media"‚ which could cloud opinions.

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