In his statement submitted to the Zondo Commission, Pravin Gordhan, former South African Minister of Finance, speaks of meeting the Guptas “for a couple of minutes.”
Below are some of Pravin Gordhan’s quotes on the matter.
“I can recall one meeting where the former president introduced me to Ajay Gupta.” – Pravin Gordhan, Business Day, 7 November 2018
“Mr. Zuma introduced him as ‘my friend’ and told me that the man had expertise in regard to small business and finance.” – Pravin Gordhan, Jacaranda FM, 7 November 2018
“I recall us exchanging generalities for a couple of minutes, but I do not recall the details of what was a very cursory exchange. Mr. Gupta then excused himself and left me and the former president to continue our meeting.” – Pravin Gordhan, Jacaranda FM, 7 November 2018
“I have never been to the Gupta family compound located in Saxonworld.” – Pravin Gordhan, Business Day, 7 November 2018