Ajay Gupta has denied meeting former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas in October 2015, and offering him a bribe and the job of finance minister, calling the claim an “intentional fabrication”. In an affidavit submitted to the state capture inquiry, Gupta alleged that on October 23 — the day he was said to have met with Jonas — he was at Oakbay’s offices in Sandton. Here is his statement: STATEMENT OF AJAY KUMAR GUPTA IN RELATION TO THE STATEMENT GIVEN BY MR MCEBISI JONAS I, the undersigned, AJAY KUMAR GUPTA do hereby make oath and state as follows: 1 I am an adult male, and the facts contained in this statement fall within my own personal knowledge, save where otherwise indicated or stated, and are to the best of my belief both true and correct. 2 This statement is made in response to a notice in terms of Rule 3.3 of the Rules of the above Commission of Inquiry, and in particular in response to the statement of the former Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Mcebisi Jonas. 3 As will ...

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