By Thulasizwe Sithole
At the request of the SA Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, documents from the incriminating #GuptaLeaks have been made publicly available online.
Published by the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF), a selection from hundreds of thousands of emails, documents and invoices is there for everyone to see, neatly divided into easily searchable sections.
The site crashed earlier today as South Africans dived into the data base containing evidence of the individuals and companies involved in the state capture scandal that has put a lid on economic growth and exacerbated racial tensions.
Wierzycka cut a lonely figure in taking a public stand against corrupt corporates. But she has been increasingly joined by other business leaders as it becomes apparent that corruption runs deep and wide across commerce and industry as well as government.
She has uncovered some documents that lend weight to suspicions that KPMG did far more than turn a blind eye to moneylaundering and tax dodging in the books of Gupta-linked entities.
KPMG employees knew exactly who they were working for and facilitated Gupta plans to siphon billions out of state organisations.
PPLAAF says the site will be accessible for the next 10 days, so no time to tarry. The link to this veritable treasure chest is: https://pplaaf.in/gleaks/.
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