SAP Takes Disciplinary Action, Calls in US Authorities, Amid #GuptaLeaks Corruption Revelations

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SAP said that no money was paid to any government official or SOE official but commission was paid to Gupta-linked companies to help secure contracts.

"In connection with these four contracts, SAP provided software and received revenue totalling approximately R660m, and paid commissions to entities now understood to be Gupta-related totalling approximately R94m".

As result of the last few months of trouble SAP has instituted a process change in countries where the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) rating is below 50.

SAP commissioned law firm Baker McKenzie to investigate allegations that its South African office paid kickbacks to the Guptas to gain business from state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

The Serious Fraud Office in the United Kingdom has launched a probe into British banks who are knowingly or unknowingly involved in the family's alleged illicit business flows that has seen millions leave South Africa. However, four executives have been placed on administrative leave with three under disciplinary action.

The Hawks says it's working with U.S. and German authorities in their investigations of companies allegedly linked to the capture of South African state owned enterprises (SOEs).

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is ongoing and the company will fully cooperate, SAP said.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has released a statement calling on the software giant SAP to reveal the names of people who facilitated the receipt of the bribe on the part of the Gupta-owned company.

"As a global company with a commitment to integrity and compliance, the past three months have been humbling for us", said Adaire Fox-Martin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, who leads SAP's business in Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE), Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Greater China.

CAD House is owned by President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and businesses within the Guptas' Sahara Group. "We have not yet made a decision if we will approach South African authorities".

"To date the investigation has determined that, between December 2014 and November 2016, SAP concluded two contracts for the sale of software to Transnet and two contracts for the sale of software to Eskom, each with the assistance of an entity now understood to have been Gupta-related", read the statement.

The red berets has also urged private and government entities to cut ties with SAP, saying "we must stay away from corrupt companies".

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