Here it is - the explosive full report into Gupta-linked company Trillian

29 June 2017 - 12:22 By TimesLIVE
Advocate Geoff Budlender. File Photo
Advocate Geoff Budlender. File Photo
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Advocate Geoff Budlender is severely critical of Trillian's co-operation with his probe, the report into the investigation of Gupta-linked company Trillian Capital has revealed.

Trillian came under the spotlight after a company whistleblower alerted former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that the company's chief executive‚ Eric Wood‚ had briefed senior staff on the replacement of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene with Des van Rooyen.

“The conduct of Trillian Management in this inquiry has left me with the impression that what it says cannot be trusted,” Budlender writes in his report, presented to the media at Trillian’s Johannesburg offices during a press briefing on Thursday.

Budlender’s report further affirms his previous statements that multiple requests for information and cooperation from Trillian fell on deaf ears and that Trillian management tried to put an end to the inquiry twice.