ANC Youth League President Collen Maine admitted on Wednesday that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo was the one who introduced him to the Gupta Brothers.
He confessed that he was introduced to the Guptas not by former President Jacob Zuma, but by Mahumapelo.
“I was not taken there by Zuma, but the person who took me there is Supra. Mama Winnie never went to the Guptas like some of us did,” Maine says.
Maine made the admission during a memorial service for struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Potchefstroom, in the North-West.
Maine says Madikizela-Mandela refused to go and meet with the Guptas, while many other high-profile officials were willing to meet the Guptas.
He’s also urged his comrades not to rally behind them, and when they are called to account before the courts and commissions of inquiry, Maine reminded them to be truthful when giving their testimonies.