S. Africa’s ANC Will Deal With Jonas Issue ‘Head On’: Mantashe

South Africa’s ruling African National Cogress will deal with Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas’s claims about influence peddling by the Gupta family “head on,” party Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said.

The government is concerned about the country’s degeneration into “a mafia state” and “won’t cleanse the narrative,” Mantashe said by phone, adding he expected further revelations on the matter.

Jonas on Wednesday said the Guptas personally offered him the job of taking over the finance ministry, the latest in a series of embarrassing revelations linked to President Jacob Zuma that have led opponents and allies alike to question his judgment.

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