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Exactly a week before his shock revelation that the Gupta family had offered him a job, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas told a fellow deputy that the rumours were “ikaka”, or crap, Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe revealed to City Press.

from the Guardian

South African minister claims wealthy family offered him cabinet post

Mcebisi Jonas says Gupta family offered him finance minister position in President Jacob Zuma’s ANC government

Confirmation that Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas was offered the top job in the ministry by the politically connected Gupta family has left SA reeling. Here is a timeline of how the offer came to light.

Luthuli House is on the warpath and deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas is next on the inquisitor’s list.

Vintage Zuma If anyone is struggling to find the President, he is on a state visit to Kenya while the streets are burning with student protests and his Finance minister is being pursued criminally. The ANC now faces a crucial decision in the coming days: to recall President Zuma or watch the situation spiral completely out of its control. For it to do anything less in the light of the current political crisis would be fiddling while Rome burns.| Daily Maverick

Family and friends: Ajay and Atul Gupta (seated) with President Jacob Zuma's son,Duduzane Zuma (back left). Photo: Gallo Images/City Press/Muntu Vilakazi

Former President Thabo Mbeki and his family no longer support ANC - Madoda Mbeki. Former president Thabo Mbeki