ANC Youth League president Collen Maine
Maine bought a R5,4 million property in an upmarket golf estate. The bond was R140 000 per month and the Guptas are said to have provided surety for Maine’s home. Maine used a Gupta lawyer to facilitate the deal which was originally submitted as a cash purchase through the Bank of India.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
During an Eskom inquiry, Brown was implicated in having senior officials suspended from the power utility under the behest of the Gupta brothers. Officials testified that Brown received calls from a Gupta brother who made orders to her concerning the Eskom board.
“There is a clear association between Minister Brown and the Gupta family… Salim Essa would draw up his idea of board allocations and send it to the minister,” said Zola Tsotsi, former Eskom chairperson.
Ministers Des van Rooyen and Mosebenzi Zwane
The two ministers have been implicated in having dealings with the Guptas and their appointment to Cabinet was approved by them according to explosive emails leaked in May.
Free State Premier Ace Magashule
Magashule advanced millions to the Guptas for a controversial wedding they hosted at Sun City a few years ago.
ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte
Duarte’s son is in business with the Guptas. This was revealed when the Gupta emails were leaked to the media in May.
Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe
Maphatsoe is a Zuma loyalist and is said to have been backed by the Guptas.