On Wednesday, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan said an apology was not enough from UK-based public relations company Bell Pottinger. Rather, the company should come and account to Parliament on why it undermined SA’s sovereignty and its fiscus. Gordhan was among the victims of the Bell Pottinger smear attempts, with the company linking him to its "white monopoly capital" narrative. He was eventually removed from his post at the helm of the Treasury, with President Jacob Zuma using a dubious intelligence report to justify his actions. Speaking on the sidelines of the SACP national congress, Gordhan said there should be "full disclosure and transparency" by Bell Pottinger. "It’s clear that for over a year or so, they were operating as agents of Guptas …. They have a lot to account for," Gordhan said. Bell Pottinger should account to Parliament about who briefed them, what these people briefed them about and the names of the people the PR firm was told to malign. Turning to Deput...

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