FOR MY COUNTRY, why I blew the whistle on Zuma and the Guptas

: Maseko (T.)

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232pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


In 2010, Themba Maseko, then CEO of the Government Communication and Information Systems, was asked by Ajay Gupta to divert the government’s entire advertising budget to the family’s media company. When Maseko refused to do so, he was removed from his position and forced to leave the public service. In 2019 he appeared before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry where he detailed his refusal to comply with the Guptas’ wishes.

Themba Maseko served as an MP in the National Assembly, as Superintendent General of the Gauteng Department of Education, and as Director General of the National Department of Public Works, before moving to Government Communication and Information Systems. He currently works as an independent communications consultant and part-time lecturer at the Wits School of Governance. He lives in Johannesburg.