Johannesburg - Investigators at the commission of inquiry into state capture have brought an application seeking the admission into evidence of electronic hard drives containing email communication belonging to the Gupta family.
The hard drives contain email communication between the Gupta family, their associates and government officials.
The emails have now been widely known as the #Guptaleaks after they were leaked to the media in 2017 and were extensively reported on by various media publications.
Advocate Paul Pretorius, who is part of the commission's legal team, argued the application at the inquiry on Thursday. The application was brought by the commission's head of investigators Advocate Terrence Nombembe.
The application was supported by Brian Currin, who is a lawyer, and had approached the commission earlier this year informing them of the hard-drives and the possibility that it could be used by the commission.