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South Africa is becoming 'a mafia state,' Ruled by greed and Powerful Elites - ANC leader warns

May 5 '16 | By La Afrique Media | Views: 249 | Comments: 0

Jacob Zuma

south African President Jacob Zuma is facing allegations that he allowed a powerful family to engineer the hiring and firing of Cabinet ministers.

Members of his own ruling party, the African National Congress, have come forward in recent days claiming that members of the Gupta family offered them top government positions on the condition that they act to advance its commercial interests.

The country is in danger of becoming a "mafia state where all that the state will be doing is to nurse interests of family businesses," Gwede Mantashe, the party secretary-general, told reporters late last week.

Three Gupta brothers run a business empire that spans mining, media and aviation. They are friendly with Zuma, and have partnered in several ventures with his son and employed a daughter and one of his wives.

source: Chicago tribute

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