As Ben Ngubane controversially resigned his Eskom board chairmanship late on Monday night, another mysterious link to him and the Gupta family emerged. Evidence contained in e-mails that form part of the Gupta leaks show that Ngubane sent his passport to Rajesh "Tony" Gupta in October 2013, along with invoices for a charter flight to travel to the Central African Republic.
The flight was for members of Ngubane’s company — Gade Oil and Gas — who were, they have confirmed, at the time investigating a huge oil and gas deal there. The deal, Ngubane said yesterday, could have seen him and his business partner, Salim Essa, earn an estimated R6-billion. Essa is one of the Guptas’ closest business associates. He and Ngubane established Gade Oil and Gas together.
The Times has found within the Gupta e-mail leaks evidence that his passport was forwarded to Rajesh "Tony" Gupta in October 2013, along with quotes for a charter flight to travel to the Central African Republic (CAR). The flight was for members of Ngubane's company - Gade Oil and Gas - who were, they have confirmed, at the time investigating a huge oil and gas deal there. The deal, Ngubane said yesterday, could have seen him and his business partner, Salim Essa, earn an estimated R6-billion.
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