BOOK EXTRACT | ‘Incredible arrogance’: how the Guptas tried to ...

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BOOK EXTRACT | ‘Incredible arrogance’: how the Guptas tried to bully me

In his book, Themba Maseko details how Ajay Gupta allegedly tried to force him to hand over the GCIS budget

Themba Maseko

EXTRACT ONE

Once I got to the Johannesburg Zoo in Saxonwold I opened my diary to confirm the address. I made a turn and drove a short distance until I saw the Sahara Computers board outside an upmarket residence.

A well-dressed security guard at the rather large black gates approached my car and politely asked if I was Mr Maseko from the government. I confirmed that I was. He asked me to drive in and directed me to stop in front of the large entrance area by the double front doors and told me to leave the keys in the car so that he could park it for me. I was still pondering whether I should leave my laptop and briefcase in the car, and let a stranger drive it away, when the security guard got in the driver’s seat. As he drove off, I realised I was so stunned by the royal reception that I hadn’t even take a notepad and pen...

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