Zille dodges questions over Gupta funding

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has been part of a bitter public spat on Twitter after being asked about receiving money from the Gupta family.

Zille on Sunday refused to confirm if the opposition party had received funding from the controversial Gupta family in 2011.

"Ask them. We don't deny or confirm donations from anyone. But we DON'T channel public funds to donors under 'sponsorship' cover," Zille tweeted LeadSA chairperson Yusuf Abramjee on Sunday when he asked if her party received funds from the Guptas.

According to a report in the Weekend Argus, Zille apparently solicited a donation worth several hundred thousand rand from the family after she visited their Saxonwold home.

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