Johannesburg: Former South African President Jacob Zuma said that he had encouraged the Gupta family of Indian origin to launch the 'New Age Newspaper' and 'ANN 7 TV Channel' to establish 'progressive media power'. Former President Zuma confirmed this That he had advised the Gupta family to set up a media empire. Now the Empire has been demolished.Juma said that South A The idea of â€‹â€‹alternative media in Freika was because he was very negative and discriminatory in the country's media.
Zuma has said this in a statement on Monday in front of the Jonondo Commission, investigating the allegations of mischief in Juma's tenure. According to Johannesburg's Business Day newspaper report, Zuma told the commission that he did so because the South African media was negative and inappropriate. He said, "I think what I did was very right.
There was no law breaking in it. "He praised the media and his channel, ANN 7, praising him as progressive and corruption-free. Juma disclosed that he had named the New Age newspaper.
He insisted that he never did anything illegal with the Gupta family. Juma said that the Gupta family were closer to former President Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela compared to him. Zuma believes that Gupta was his role in establishing media organizations, due to which the family was targeted.
Juma's comment comes after the statement given by former communications chief, Themba Masaco. The party had said that the former President had called him before meeting with Ajay Gupta of Gupta Media for publishing government advertisements in The New Age and Gupta Told the family to help.
Zuma denied any role of Gupta family in the recruitment of ministers. Zuma had resigned from the presidency last February. His place was Siril Ramphosa. According to reports, the Gupta family originally from Uttar Pradesh went to South Africa in 1993.