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Mark Pamensky, who doubled as an Eskom director while serving on the boards of various Gupta family-owned businesses, has had corruption charges laid against him based on leaked e-mails he sent to the brothers and their associates. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Tuesday it had laid charges against Pamensky at the Brooklyn Police Station over the privileged information on Eskom that the e-mails showed he had sent to the Guptas. After Guptas succeeded in buying Optimum coal mine from Glencore — aided by Eskom providing a loan and demanding a R2bn fine from Glencore, which was subsequently cut by 90% for the Guptas — Pamensky sent an e-mail to Atul, Tony and Varun Gupta saying: "Congratulations (Mazeltov) on a brilliant and well thought out, planned and strategized acquisition of the Optimum Group of companies. "Well done and I’m proud of you all. This is only the beginning of the resource group growth and many more to come to play." Outa said in its affidavit the e-...

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