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DA to take legal action against SAP, Gupta-linked CAD House

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CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will be laying charges of money laundering and corruption against global software giant SAP and Gupta-affiliated company CAD House.

It's alleged that SAP paid just under R100 million to CAD House to secure a lucrative contract with Transnet.

SAP Global has launched an investigation into the matter and suspended a number of its key executives in South Africa.

However, the DA says this is simply not enough.

The DA says the consultancy is rather irregular considering that SAP is an international software giant which had existing contracts with Transnet.

“The DA has reason to believe that SAP South Africa procured the services of CAD House purely because they wanted access to its owners, Duduzane Zuma and the Guptas’, connections within Transnet with a view to securing a lucrative contract,” the party says in a statement.

The party says the Gupta email leaks suggest Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is the “spider at the centre of the web” with regards to dodgy dealings at state-owned entities.

“The SAP deal is the seventh dodgy deal that happened under Gigaba’s watch as Public Enterprises Minister and it is highly unlikely that this is coincidental. Where there is smoke there is fire.”

The party adds it will continue to fight against any and all entities that make dodgy deals with the corrupt Guptas and Zumas.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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