OUTA welcomes the releasing of DG Richard Seleke after his questionable relationship with the Guptas became public
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) commends the Presidency for removing former Public Enterprises director general Mogokare Richard Seleke from his position. However, OUTA will continue to pursue its charges of fraud, corruption and treason against Seleke.
“We welcome the news of Seleke’s removal from office which is the result of a settlement stemming from investigations into his involvement with the Gupta family. However, this does not mean we will back down from our criminal complaint and our legal team will continue to apply preasure on the Hawks and NPA to investigate and take this matter to court,” said OUTA’s portfolio manager, Rudie Heyneke.
OUTA’s criminal complaint consists of evidence contained in the Gupta leaks. The complaint stated that Seleke was the conduit who passed confidential e-mails from Eskom to the Guptas, inserted himself into deals by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and helped the Guptas use confidential information to buy a cheap mine and rip off billions of rand from South Africa.
OUTA is preparing a detailed submission on Seleke’s relationship with Gupta family to be handed to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.