"We’re just regular South Africans," two key whistleblowers in the Gupta leaks affair said from a secret location on Wednesday. The pair, who were talking for the first time about the inner workings of the Guptas’ empire and state capture project, said they had fled SA and feared for their lives — but they would do it again. The heavily disguised whistleblowers appeared on a pre-recorded video shown to an audience at The Gathering — Media Edition‚ hosted by the Daily Maverick‚ at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The men‚ referred to as Stan and John‚ were interviewed by Stefaans Brümmer of the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism‚ which was at the forefront of reporting the contents of leaked e-mails outlining the role played by the Gupta family in state capture. The men said they were in possession of the leaked e-mails for a lengthy period before deciding to release them to journalists. During that period‚ they were motivated to release them after watching the...

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