Johannesburg - The chairperson of the state capture inquiry deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has allowed for the three #GuptaLeaks hard drives to be received as evidence at the inquiry.
Zondo made the ruling on Friday and said no one outside the commission would be allowed to have access to the data until the evidence is presented to the inquiry by the commission's legal team.
The chair said the only circumstances where any person would be allowed to have access is if they apply seeking leave to obtain the data.
The commission legal team on Thursday brought the application to admit the three hard drives which contain email communication between the Gupta family, its associates and government officials and heads of state-owned enterprises.
Lawyer Brian Currin supported the application by testifying at the inquiry about the how he was allowed to have access to the emails by two whistleblowers, anonymously known as Stan and John, who obtained the emails.