South Africa’s Gigaba says not implicated in leaked documents

PUBLISHED: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:59:22 GMT

Mfuneko Toyana | PRETORIA

South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday he would not be implicated in documents leaked to the media that allegedly expose influence-peddling in government.

Gigaba said allegations he was involved in anything untoward were “made to impugn my integrity and is meant to divert us from the work of transformation and growing the economy” adding that he had “done no wrong”.

Some South African media reported on Thursday they had access to over 100,000 leaked documents and emails that showed improper dealings in lucrative government contracts by business friends of President Jacob Zuma.

(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Writing by TJ Strydom; Editing by Joe Brock)

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