Zuma's new lawyer was reportedly instrumental in helping the Guptas set up a joint venture with Denel.
A delegation from Treasury and Public Enterprises met with banks to ask for their help in fixing embattled SOEs.
Denel undertook to pay for Supra Mahumapelo's son's flight classes, accommodation, meals and even his laundry, according to a Denel contract seen by Rapport.
A new interim board at Denel has instilled optimism in those employed by the troubled arms manufacturer.
Pravin Gordhan announced that the new chairperson of the board will be Monhla Hlahla, the former CEO of Acsa.
New board changes are in the pipeline, while steps to turn around SOEs will be announced in the coming weeks, says Gordhan.
Cash-strapped Denel owed its creditors millions.
Denel is facing "severe liquidity challenges" after a disastrous year.
Allegations surfaced that the Guptas were behind government's decision to block the Oppenheimers.
"We have cash flow constraints," its acting CFO tells partners and suppliers in a letter.