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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.

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.

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and his Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas going into Parliament to deliver the National Budget speech in Parliament, Cape Town. 24/02/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

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

DESTINY Magazine - Zuma wanted to loot the treasury when he appointed David van Rooyen as finance minister, says Mathews Phosa

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

Some important things happened this past week. Led by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a joint team of National Treasury, business and trade union leaders, the three of us among them, spoke on a roadshow in London, Boston and New York to hundreds of investors representing trillions of dollars of assets.

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 has confirmed that he knew former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor "as an activist and valued ANC member of Parliament".