Zuma’s friends offered ministerial jobs

Mcebisi Jonas (right),  with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Mcebisi Jonas (right), with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

South Africa’s deputy finance minister has confirmed reports alleging that he was offered the position of finance minister by a member of the wealthy and controversial Gupta family.

Mcebisi Jonas says he rejected the offer, calling it “a mockery of our hard-earned democracy”.

The opposition has long accused President Jacob Zuma of letting the Guptas wield excessive influence.

The Indian-born family dismissed the allegations as political game-playing.

BBC

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