Public Service and Administration Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi’s advisor says the minister was invited to the home of the controversial Gupta family.
Mahlodi Muofhe reportedly told Reuters on Thursday morning that the minister received an invitation soon after he was appointed as Minister of Mineral Resources. The advisor claims Ramatlhodi was not taking any invites because his focus was to resolve the platinum strike.
The Gupta saga is expected to be the talking point at the ANC’s discussion meeting to be held this weekend.
The first to spill the beans was former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor who said that the Guptas offered a job as a minister by the Gupta family, provided she was prepared to give them a route to India that was being operated by South Africa Airways (SAA).
The second to come out with the damning allegations was deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, who said the the Gupta family tried to offer him the position of Finance Minister, which he claims to have rejected.
Then came out former minister of both health and public enterprises Barbara Hogan, alleging to have been requested to meet with the controversial family.
Barbara Hogan, Ngoako Ramatlhodi … (Who is keeping count?)
— Brad Cibane (@Brad_Cibane) March 17, 2016
Now we know why Ramatlhodi was fired as Mineral Resources Minister & replaced with Mosebenzi Zwane.
— Agent Provocateur (@De_Imperial) March 17, 2016