I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames has told Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises that he was asked by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s adviser Siyabonga Mahlangu to meet “some people”, whom he assumes were members of the Gupta family,

He appeared before the committee in an inquiry into allegations of state capture at Eskom on Wednesday.

READ: Former Eskom boss the first witness to testify in Parly state capture inquiry

Commenting on the matter, Stephen Grootes says he was never formally introduced to Ajay Gupta before conducting an interview organised by Bell Pottinger in 2016.

ALSO READ: Ajay Gupta lied to Stephen Grootes in an interview that was never published

I also wasn't introduced, I sort of knew who I was talking to but I was not introduced. He did not introduce himself to me certainly.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

The same thing actually happened if you go through the documents with Mcebisi Jonas, the former deputy finance minister.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

And so when Brian Dames says he was not introduced and he did not know who he was talking to, I completely believe him because of the experience I had with the Gupta family.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

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