The likes of the ANC Youth League, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen and others such as Mosebenzi Zwane - the Gupta employee who masquerades as a mining minister - all try to pretend that the e-mails are fake, even as everything in them is corroborated again and again by other evidence. They also try to divert attention from the real corruption described to how the e-mails were leaked. Last week the ANCYL, an organisation that has become nothing more than a Gupta praise-singer, piped up and said the e-mails were obtained illegally. Its general secretary, Njabulo Nzuza, told a press conference that the media is unaccountable and claimed the e-mails constituted the circulation of "fake news".Evidence that the e-mails are authentic is abundant. The new Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, has confirmed their authenticity. When Dlodlo learnt that her trip to Dubai was paid for by the Guptas, she confirmed that indeed she had stayed at the...

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