Hawks inquiry into Gupta leaked emails is welcomed news

The Hawks have launched an inquiry into thousands of leaked emails involving alleged improper dealings in awarding government contracts.

The elite police unit says it's looking into the authenticity of the so-called Gupta emails and how were they leaked.

A trove of documents have been made public over the past two weeks, exposing alleged dodgy dealings between the Gupta's, state-owned enterprises and President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma has denied any wrongdoing.

READ: Gigaba questions veracity of Gupta emails

Karima Brown shares her insights on this story.

The City Press has indicated that several senior officials of parastatals are also being investigated, including Brian Molefe, and then of course politicians linked to the Gupta leaks.

Karima Brown, Political analyst

There is suggestion from politicians saying they cant do anything until the authenticity of these emails have been verified.

Karima Brown, Political analyst

They must actually get down and work and do their jobs because lots of people have in fact instituted cases and laid charges related to corruption at parastatals so everyone's eyes on the Hawks and the new head of the Hawks credibility is on the line, and so is Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Karima Brown, Political analyst

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