Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo's stay at a luxury hotel in Dubai in 2015 was secured by Sahara Computers‚ a company owned by the Gupta family. This new revelation is contained in the leaked Gupta family emails. The Sowetan can today reveal that according to invoices‚ Dlodlo – who recently replaced Faith Muthambi in the ministry after a cabinet reshuffle – stayed at The Oberoi Hotel. The documents show that even though Dlodlo's stay was booked for by Sahara Computers‚ her bills were settled by controversial businessman Fana Hlongwane. In an email with Dlodlo's invoice to Ashu Chawla – The Oberoi's sales executive – Sarah Ben Haouem writes that "Dear Shu. The charges for Ms Dlodlo were settled by Hlongwane Fana." Full story in the Sowetan. TMG/SowetanLIVE

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.