She further claimed Gupta indicated he would try to influence the office of the deputy judge president so the case could only be heard after December 2017.
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said that Daniels should be aware that the people involved would deny these accusations. "[They were] Mr Ajay Gupta, [President Jacob Zuma's son] Mr Duduzane Zuma, deputy [public enterprises] minister Ben Martins, and a Chinese lady whose name I can not remember".
The Regiment Capital contract was to provide a financial sustainability plan‚ which Matjila insisted needed to be treated as urgent because it was to be presented to the public enterprises minister in June 2014. He said the Prasa officials had complained they were told they would be removed by the Guptas. Lucky Montana and Sfizo Buthelezi wrote me a letter saying they believe the Guptas wanted to remove them. I told him you would have to have a valid reason, and would have to give them a chance to respond. In order to resolve this matter, I invited both of them to my house.
Martins suspects Daniels fabricated the story because he had previously admonished her for governance lapses under her watch as Eskom's company secretary.
"The only issue I can think as to why she would seek to place me at a meeting I was not at is linked to Brian Molefe".
Martins suggested that Daniels had an axe to grind as she is suspended from Eskom and that he had rebuked her in a meeting about Molefe's controversial pension payout. "That's the context in which I have met her", explained Martins.
When questioned about the Trillian and McKinsey payments, Daniels said: "There's only one way to describe this to the people of South Africa; this was brazen theft".
"I would have to check my diary".
"Little did I know that this would happen [the day after next]", she said. "I fully engaged with these allegations when I was in parliament", Martins concluded.
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