Advocate Geoff Budlender on Thursday released his investigation report into allegations of state capture stemming from a whistleblower at Gupta-linked company‚ Trillian Capital Partners. The majority shareholder is close Gupta family ally Salim Essa‚ who owns 60% of Trillian. Trillian’s non executive independent chairman Tokyo Sexwale briefed the media and confirmed his earlier intention to step down from the company as soon as Budlender tabled his report. Here are some of the key findings you should know: 1. The whistleblower was right Budlender found that in his view‚ the version of events supplied by the former Trillian CEO turned whistleblower was true. He said it raises the “very troubling question” as to how information about how President Jacob Zuma was going to exercise his constitutional prerogative came to be in the hands of a private company – and particularly where the information was “commercially very sensitive”. The whistleblower told former public protector Thuli Mad...

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