State Capture Inquiry

The country owes whistleblowers a huge debt for #Guptaleaks

The Zondo Commission of Inquiry has taken possession of hard-drives containing hundreds of thousands of leaked Gupta emails.

It's considered to be a critical mountain of evidence supporting the undoing of the controversial family in South Africa.

Chilling testimony was given by state witness Brian Currin on Thursday, as he told the Zondo Commission of Inquiry that the country owes two whistleblowers, known simply as Stand and John, a “huge debt".

Currin said the two men are living in hiding and have started new lives outside South Africa as they are fearful for their lives hence they won't be testifying.

Currin testified about the contents of three hard drives, known as the "Gupta Leaks".

READ: Lawyer testifies on 300 000 emails known as the "Gupta Leaks"

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Investigative Journalist at amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism Susan Comrie explains how journalists when the information came to light.

Also read: Emotional Deputy Chief Justice recalls asking for money to feed his family

The original plan was to sort of process the leaks outside of the country and then publish a whole lot of information in one go.

Susan Comrie, Investigative Journalist at amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism

But when the leaks came out, then we had to get the whole team together, our particular team was made up of amaBhungane, The Daily Maverick and News24.

Susan Comrie, Investigative Journalist at amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism

But you will remember that portions of the leaks had also been given to City Press and had also been given to the Sunday Times. So there were sort of various groups in the country working on the information.

Susan Comrie, Investigative Journalist at amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism

Listen below to the full interview:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
A proposal was amended to favour China South Rail, Zondo commission told

A proposal was amended to favour China South Rail, Zondo commission told

EWN reporter Barry Bateman unpacks former strategy manager Francis Callard's testimony.

 Former Hawks boss testifies at Zondo Inquiry about police corruption

Former Hawks boss testifies at Zondo Inquiry about police corruption

Johan Booysen reveals dodgy dealings between businessman Tosh Mpende and the Saps.

'McBride raised concerns about crime intelligence influence on Ipid'

'McBride raised concerns about crime intelligence influence on Ipid'

eNCA reporter Erin Bates says McBride told the commission how law enforcement agencies resisted transparency.

AmaBhungane journalist alleges Robert McBride exposed Bheki Cele as corrupt

AmaBhungane journalist alleges Robert McBride exposed Bheki Cele as corrupt

AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism's Sam Sole unpacks his article on the fallout between Cele and McBride.

80% of what Le Roux said on Mantashe's security upgrades panned out, says Mlambo

80% of what Le Roux said on Mantashe's security upgrades panned out, says Mlambo

Zondo commission investigator Patrick Mlambo testifies about his visits to Gwede Mantashe and Dudu Myeni's houses.

Jonas  not budging, maintains his version of events about meeting Duduzani Zuma

Jonas not budging, maintains his version of events about meeting Duduzani Zuma

Associate editor at Tiso Blackstar, Ranjeni Munusamy unpacks Mcebisi Jonas's cross-examination at the Zondo Commission.

Popular articles
Former Morning Live co-anchor Tracy Going opens up, gets vulnerable about money

Former Morning Live co-anchor Tracy Going opens up, gets vulnerable about money

Former Morning Live co-anchor Tracy Going opens up about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Two officers jumped out of the car and started assaulting me'

'Two officers jumped out of the car and started assaulting me'

Graham Westcott tells Kieno Kammies about how the police allegedly attacked him in Sea Point, Cape Town.

[WATCH] Twin toddlers climbing a fridge has Twitter in stitches!

[WATCH] Twin toddlers climbing a fridge has Twitter in stitches!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Boeing 737 MAX: 'Sensor broke off, computer misread data and fought the pilots'

Boeing 737 MAX: 'Sensor broke off, computer misread data and fought the pilots'

Guy Leitch, the managing editor of SA Flyer Magazine, provides insights into what caused the airplane crash.

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

Lumkile Mondi (Wits), Ferial Haffajee and Busisiwe Mavuso (Business Leadership SA) on the President's upcoming "slim" Cabinet.

Four men die after inhaling hazardous fumes in Cape Town factory

Four men die after inhaling hazardous fumes in Cape Town factory

Police are investigating the deaths which took place at Atlantic Recycling factory in Parow on Tuesday afternoon.