The Helen Suzman Foundation has filed court papers against President Jacob Zuma, the Gupta brothers and others to recover billion of rand that Eskom paid out to Gupta-owned businesses. The foundation is also seeking to have all the transactions declared corrupt and unlawful.

The application in the High Court in Pretoria names 73 respondents, including President Zuma, his son Duduzane Zuma, the three Gupta brothers, Finance Ministers Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown and Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Eskom itself, former Eskom executives including Anoj Singh and Brian Molefe, and former Oakbay CEO Nazeem Howa.

CEO of Sygnia asset management, Magda Wierzycka has joined the foundation in its application.