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The chairman of state-owned arms manufacturer and procurer Denel, Daniel Lugisani Mantsha, appears to have fed sensitive classified company information to the Gupta family, leaked e-mails show. The information was about a major transaction the group was working on that involved setting up a joint venture in Hong Kong. Mantsha's contact with the Guptas began soon after his appointment to the Denel board on July 24 2014. A tranche of e-mails has revealed what appears to be highly damaging correspondence between Mantsha and the Gupta family about the establishment of Denel Asia, a joint venture between the group and associates of the Guptas. Mantsha, who failed to respond to numerous calls to his cellphone and SMS messages sent on Sunday afternoon, is ultimately in charge of oversight and governance at Denel. A spokesman for the group referred requests for comment to the Department of Public Enterprises. Its spokesman, Colin Cruywagen, last night responded: ''I don't think it is wise a...

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