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Gupta brothers (Ajay, Atul and Rajesh)


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Net closes around the Guptas

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa have been negotiating the extradition of Atul and Rajesh Gupta since their arrest on 6 June by Dubai police on an Interpol 'Red Notice'...

The UAE ratified an extradition treaty with South Africa last year while the United Kingdom and United States have also sanctioned the Guptas and put them on the Interpol red list (AC Vol 62 No 14 Relief as Zuma surrenders)...

The UAE could make a show of doing the right thing on the Guptas to boost its image on transparency...

They are likely to rat on Zuma and his allies in exchange for a lighter sentence So far President Cyril Ramaphosa has not reacted publicly to the Guptas' arrest but the timing is helpful as he is fighting off accusations from Arthur Fraser former intelligence chief and ally of Zuma's that he had broken forex regulations and was storing US dollars in his farmhouse...

The third brother Ajay Gupta and Gupta associate Salim Essa appear to have evaded law enforcement for now but the Guptas also faced raids on various properties in India and were investigated for money-laundering in that country too...

The third brother Ajay Gupta and Gupta associate Salim Essa appear to have evaded law enforcement for now but the Guptas also faced raids on various properties in India and were investigated for money-laundering in that country too...

' The Gupta brothers lived the celebrity life of billionaires in a palatial compound in a leafy suburb of Johannesburg...


Zondo hands ANC a time-bomb

The Zondo reports thus far have established a clear narrative detailing how former President Jacob Zuma collaborated with the businessmen Gupta brothers and senior officials to siphon billions in state funds abroad with a sizeable cut for the politically connected in the ANC...

'South Africans thought that the ANC government was in control of Eskom but it was not ' said Zondo in his fourth report released on 29 April adding that it had relinquished control to the Gupta brothers and Zuma did whatever they wanted him to do...


The ANC faces a reckoning on corruption

Part one of Zondo's report deals with rampant corruption at South African Airways (SAA) the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the Gupta brothers' media operations...

He faces serial fraud charges from an arms deal in the 1990s and is likely to be further implicated in corruption through his relationship with the Gupta brothers who fled to Dubai in 2018 having siphoned billions of rands in kickbacks from state contracts...

Zuma's preferred political heir is his son Duduzane a close associate of the Guptas who recently returned from five years in Dubai...

We hear the Guptas have given 2 billion rand ($125 million) for Duduzane's campaign...


Who runs Gauteng?

The DA claims that both Twala-Tau and Majola received shares in Capitec a South African bank from Regiments Capital a company closely linked to the infamous Gupta family which is at the centre of the long-running 'state capture' hearings being chaired by acting chief justice Raymond Zondo (AC Vol 58 No 22 Snagged by the Guptas' global reach)...

The DA claims that both Twala-Tau and Majola received shares in Capitec a South African bank from Regiments Capital a company closely linked to the infamous Gupta family which is at the centre of the long-running 'state capture' hearings being chaired by acting chief justice Raymond Zondo (AC Vol 58 No 22 Snagged by the Guptas' global reach)...

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Anatomy of a failed insurrection

Among those who fed the flames on radio and social media included three of Zuma's 20 or so children: sons Edward Zuma a protégé of the Guptas and Duduzane and daughter Duduzile...

This would further the interests of a powerful clique under Zuma funded by slush funds and topped up by the Gupta brothers the primary beneficiaries of massive profits from state contracts...


More time for the truth

7bn) of state funds by the Gupta brothers and their associates in a near decade of rampant corruption which cost the country's economy an estimated R1...

Sharma who was a close associate of the Guptas and Essa's business partner had his application for bail denied on 8 June after the court deemed him a flight risk...

The kickbacks and slush funds from the Guptas' share of state contracts financed the lavish lifestyles of senior government officials some of whom have now been charged and ordered to step down or face suspension under new ANC anti-corruption rules...


Ace shuffles the deck again

8bn from former directors executives contractors and consultants associated with the Guptas (AC Vol 61 No 17 Graft puts ANC on the spot)...


Ace arrest boosts Cyril

'We will have to seek serious legal counsel ' said Magashule's deputy Jessie Duarte who also serves on the 'top six' and faced allegations in 2016 that she was close to the Gupta brothers who fled the country in 2018 before Ramaphosa became President...


The 'Ramaphosa Compromise'

Duduzane was a close associate of the Gupta brothers – Ajay Atul and Rajesh...

It is alleged that Duduzane was the key facilitator of access to Zuma and ultimately to his 'capture' by the Guptas...


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