Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana says he was introduced to the Gupta family by then Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Montana was reacting to Martins, currently the Public Enterprises Deputy Minister, who said one of the meetings he held with the Guptas was to solve issues between the family and the passenger rail agency, Prasa.

This follows a revelation on Wednesday by suspended Eskom Head of legal Services, Suzanne Daniels that she was invited to a meeting attended by Martins, Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma, who wanted information on ousted Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s labour matter.

Speaking on AM Live, Montana insists Martins initiated the meeting.

“I was invited to a meeting and I attended the meeting a few minutes into the meeting. The chaps arrived and I thought it was factual thing that I needed to clarify.”

When asked if the chaps are Rajesh and Tony Gupta and Duduzane, he answered: “Yes that is the first thing I wanted to clarify. The second issue I needed to clarify Sakina, is that unlike what Minister Ben Martin said we were not discussing board issues, these guys were very clear they were interested in the Prasa program to acquire new trains.”

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