CAPE TOWN: ANCYL leader calls for Collen Maine to stop playing gallery and tell us the truth about his meeting with the Guptas.
Maine was addressing members of the ANC during Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‘s memorial service in Potchefstroom where he accused North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo of having introduced him to the Guptas.
While he commends the statement by the ANCYL President, the ANCYL Deputy Chairperson in the Western Cape, Mfuzo Zenzile calls for the President of the ANCYL Collen Maine to voluntarily request to make a presentation before the State Capture Commission of Inquiry lead by Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo.
Speaking to the Republic Mail, Zenzile said, “He must stop playing gallery during the difficult period that we as the ANC and country finds ourselves in, he (Maine) must voluntarily appear before the inquiry into state capture and tell the nation after he was introduced, what happened? who did what? What was discussed during the meeting and when did he meet the Guptas? Because previously he denied having met the Guptas.”
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Maine, who previously denied meeting the Guptas and has publicly defended the brothers, said it was Mahumapelo who introduced him to the controversial Gupta family, and not former president Jacob Zuma
“The reasons why the inquiry was established is to find out the truth. Did he use his influence to help the Guptas? The Guptas have unfairly benefited from the State Owned Enterprises (SOE) and government tenders,” he said.
In 2016, Maine was accused of accepting over R100,000 towards his bond – and other gifts – from the family. But he denied this.
In a startling admission, Maine said unlike him and others, Mama Winnie refused to meet with the family. He said when they’re called to account to the courts and commissions, ANC comrades must not support them.