ANC talks tough about Guptas
One leader likens family to ‘parasitic bourgeoisie’
The Gupta family has come under fire from ANC delegates at the party’s national policy conference in Soweto. ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile told Business Day that commissions had taken a hard line against the family and their allies in the party, saying members implicated in state capture and in the Gupta e-mails should be hauled before the party’s integrity committee. This should happen before a judicial commission of inquiry was set up to investigate state capture, Mashatile said. The ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, in his diagnostic report read out on the first day of the conference, said that the Gupta matter was damaging the party’s reputation and that "blanket denials" from those implicated were not enough to appease society.