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Jonas job offer claims are a 'positive development for the ANC' - Gwede Mantashe

African National Congress secretary-general (ANC) Gwede Mantashe says the revelation made by deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas is a positive development for the party.

Jonas on Wednesday confirmed that the Gupta family offered him a promotion to finance minister - which he rejected out of hand.

According to Mantashe, the announcement is a sign of progress in fighting corporate capture within the ruling party, as discussed at a National Executive Committee (NEC) earlier this year.

We are heartened by the fact that, at the end of the day, he has come out and explained the situation. It is actually a positive development for the ANC, because when we met in January we raised the issue of the threat of corporate capture.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary General

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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