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Massive email leak further fuels 'cosy' Gupta family Zuma ties

Massive email leak further fuels 'cosy' Gupta family Zuma ties

South Africa

A series of potentially damaging emails have been made public in South Africa, revealing how the Gupta family received more than $400 million in bribes.

The influential family with links to President Jacob Zuma were said to be paid millions of dollars by the public railway company through a tender for the purchase of locomotives.

The emails also revealed the extent of the ties between the powerful family and Zuma as well as the influence they wielded.

The publication also suggested that the ruling ANC no longer controls the state apparatus. Other emails published by local press say Zuma was offered settlement residence in Dubai when he leaves office.

In one of the letters addressed to the royal family of Abu Dhabi, visas were requested to allow Zuma reside in the United Arab Emirates.

A government spokesman has denied the claims, calling them lies. The hashtag #GuptaLeaks has been trending in South Africa since the news broke.

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