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As the open cupboard bears one skeleton, so the others seek the light. The battle for control of the South African Revenue Service has been well documented, current head Tom Moyane and Pravin Gordhan, both not holding back. Moyane was a Zuma appointment so the revelation below may taint that, although they say the truth always comes out. Moyane claims President Jacob Zuma was previously married to his ‘family sister’ Kate. And what’s more, Daily Dispatch editor Sbu Ngalwa says Duduzane Zuma is Kate’s son. As the full story starts to reveal itself, the dots do paint an intricate web. But a lot more is now expected. – Stuart Lowman
By Genevieve Quintal
Johannesburg – Tom Moyane’s relationship with President Jacob Zuma has come under further scrutiny after the SA Revenue Services commissioner referred to Zuma’s late wife Kate Mantsho as his “family sister”.
Speaking to PowerFM’s Andile Khumalo last week, Moyane was questioned about his relationship with Zuma.
In response, Moyane said he had a political relationship with the president which went back to 1976.
“I do have a relationship with the president, a relationship that is natural of all cadres of the ANC. He was the first to receive me in the Peoples Republic of Mozambique, as it was known then in 1976, November… and I worked under his leadership as he was the deputy chief representative of the African National Congress.
“The relationship was of political [nature], and at the same time he got married to my long-time old family sister, the late Kate…”
Moyane said his relationship with Zuma was more political and professional.
It was not clear whether Mantsho was directly related to Moyane.
When contacted for comment, Moyane referred News24 to Sars chief officer for strategy and communications Hlengani Mathebula.
Mathebula’s phone was off and did not respond to a text message sent earlier on Monday morning.
In January, Daily Dispatch editor Sbu Ngalwa tweeted that he had seen Moyane and Zuma’s son, Duduzane, having an “seemingly intense” discussion in Midrand, Johannesburg.
Just encountered Sars boss Tom Moyane having a seemingly intense discussion with Duduzane Zuma at some obscure coffee shop in Midrand
— Sbu Ngalwa (@sbungalwa) January 24, 2016
Duduzane is the son of Zuma and Kate Mantsho.
Duduzane Zuma has been closely linked to the Gupta family.
On Friday, the Guptas and Duduzane Zuma announced their resignation from Oakbay Investments and Oakbay Resources and Energy following a “period of sustained political attack”.
Duduzane Zuma, in a seperate statement to the Guptas, said he had tried to “participate meaningfully in the economy”, however “aspersions were cast on me and my family”.
“As a result, therefore, I have decided to relinquish all positions that I hold at Oakbay companies and am exiting investments to preserve the jobs of Oakbay’s thousands of employees and to de-politicise my participation in business.”
Oakbay Investments informed staff by letter last week that they might not get paid following the closing of bank accounts.
The Gupta family came under heavy fire after they were accused of offering Cabinet positions to officials and interfering in government work. The family has denied all these claims and called on people making the accusations to provide proof.
City Press on Sunday reported that two of the brothers, Atul and Ajay Gupta, had left the country, citing flight data and an unidentified eyewitness at a Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.
On Monday, it was established that a private jet used by members of the Gupta family to fly from South Africa to Dubai had now flown on to India.
PlaneFinder.net shows that Flight ZS-OAK, a Bombardier Global Express jet registered to ExecuJet South Africa, flew from Dubai at 00:10 on Monday, April 11, and landed near Nakur, north of New Delhi.
This is about 30km from the Gupta family hometown of Saharanpur, a city in northern India. – News24
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