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Ajay Gupta denies meeting Jonas

Ajay Gupta has denied ever meeting former deputy minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas.

Ajay claims Jonas lied about their alleged meeting at the Gupta compound in Saxonwold.
Jonas testified at the commission of inquiry into state capture that Ajay Gupta offered him R600 million and the position of Finance Minister.
In an affidavit submitted to the commission Ajay says he was at the Oakbay offices in Sandton at the time that the alleged meeting.
“I had no meeting with Mr Jonas either on 23 October 2015 or on any other day,” Ajay stated in the affidavit.
He says cellphone records given to the Public Protector in 2016 are evidence of this.
Gupta denies offering him the money and claims he didn’t have any influence over the appointment of any cabinet members.

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