How MTN worker helped Guptas spy on journalists and politicians

29 October 2017 - 00:02 By KYLE COWAN

MTN has disciplined an employee who sold the cellphone records of journalists and politicians to an ex-Gupta employee.
MTN has also opened a criminal case against Primrose Nhlapho, a senior fraud analyst, who was paid R3,750 by a private investigations company for the cellphone records of former finance minister Trevor Manuel, Tiso Blackstar Group editor-at-large Peter Bruce and Financial Mail editor Rob Rose - all critics of the Guptas.
Parts of the records were published on fake news site on August 13, and included the records of Bank of Baroda CEO Manoj Kumar Jha in an article that sought to link Manuel, Bruce and Rose in influencing Kumar into closing the Guptas' accounts with Baroda.

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