German software maker SAP said a probe into its dealings with the Guptas found that it had paid about R128,6-million to businesses linked to the family to win contracts with state-owned companies.
An external legal review of five software deals with Eskom and Transnet found indications of mismanagement and irregularities.
The mismanagement was in relation to the management of the Gupta-linked third parties and the irregularities were in the adherence to SAP’s compliance processes‚ said Adaire Fox-Martin‚ the company’s president of global customer operations Europe‚ the Middle East and Africa‚ parts of Europe and greater China‚ on Thursday.
"There is no evidence‚ however‚ of any payment or attempted payment made to any South African government official or any employee of an SOE in connection with Transnet and Eskom‚" she said.
SAP has been embroiled in the Gupta scandal along with other companies‚ such as consulting firm McKinsey and Trillian Capital Partners‚ which were all linked to Eskom contracts. An internal investigation into these matters was conducted by law firm Baker McKenzie on behalf of SAP.