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Duduzane Zuma and Indian businessmen Ajay Gupta and Jagdish Parekh told Cosatu on Tuesday they would "open their books" for the federation's probe.
President Jacob Zuma was unaware of any ministers or deputy ministers being influenced by "individuals" in making key government decisions.
The Gupta family, who are close to Jacob Zuma, will now indirectly own about 0,3% of the country's most valuable piece of commercial real estate.
The Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, were key to the agreement to sell prospecting rights at Sishen to steel conglomerate ArcelorMittal.
The Zuma-aligned Gupta family launched their own "good news" newspaper at a glitzy party. Mandy Rossouw reports.
Concern is growing in political and business circles about the relationship between President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
Zuma seems to have replaced the well-known Shaik brothers as his close allies with another influential and wealthy family: the Guptas from India.