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Gupta brothers (Ajay, Atul and Rajesh)


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Farewell to arms

Another example of the difficulties that can arise was the government talks with the UAE ambassador to South Africa recently where the lack of cooperation in the request for extradition of the notorious Gupta brothers who remain in Dubai was vigorously raised according to one source present (AC Vol 61 No 1 Finally Cyril picks up the pace)...


Finally, Cyril picks up the pace

The Gupta family and associates including Magashule are alleged to have diverted public money intended for poor black farmers via a company called Estina...

Also the NPA which in 2018 was still under the control of Zuma/Magashule allies provisionally withdrew the case against several Gupta family members and associates...

Ramaphosa is aiming to prosecute the Gupta family Zuma's chief allies and the main beneficiaries of 'state capture' before they left South Africa by the end of 2020 we hear from presidential sources...

Late last year the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned the Gupta brothers and their business partner Salim Essa forbidding them to do business in the US and with US businesses over corruption in South Africa...

This caused a scramble among Zuma allies who were in business with the Guptas...

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola and Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu are overseeing the effort to extradite the Guptas from the United Arab Emirates...

South Africa has asked the US government for help to bring the Guptas and associates to book and also requested the assistance of India China and Hong Kong...

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Ramaphosa writes off coal

It was Jonas's public statements after rejecting a bribe of R600 million (US$44m) from the Gupta brothers that focused the debate over state capture national interest and the state of the ANC...


Fake broadcast news

Last week SABC boss Madoda Mxakwe and other staff testified before the Zondo Commission into state capture about the favourable treatment given to companies owned by the Gupta brothers by Mxakwe's predecessor and Zuma ally Hlaudi Motsoeneng (AC Vol 57 No 20 Zuma largesse under fire)...


The Crown Prince’s power play

From hosting political dissidents and fugitive businessmen – including members of the South African Gupta family – to attracting the regional operations of international banks and private equity firms Dubai's relaxed environment has drawn in companies working across Africa...


The party and the pendulum

Magashule had wanted to parachute his allies all of whom had close ties with the Gupta family Zuma's business associates into the most powerful committees: Faith Muthambi former minister for public service to the Justice Committee; Mosebenzi Zwane ex-minister for mines to labour and Supra Mahumapelo the ousted former premier of North West province to the local government committee (AC Vol 60 No 13 Ace helps his allies)...


Ace helps his allies

Faith Muthambi another Zuma-appointed minister who leaked confidential information to the Gupta brothers was sacked by Ramaphosa and continues to be at Zuma's side during his court appearances on multiple fraud charges is now the chair of the co-operative governance committee which oversees the increasingly important realm of provincial and local government...

Mosebenzi Zwane former mineral resources minister appointed at the request of the Guptas to facilitate massive gains for the Indian brothers in the coal industry now chairs the transport committee in Parliament...


ANC’s not-so-clean slates

They include former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba who was dropped for lying to Parliament and aiding the Gupta brothers with their immigration status and former Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane who was tainted by his close association with the Guptas (AC Vol 60 No 5 Contradictions in the contracts)...


Contradictions in the contracts

Under Mosebenzi Zwane South Africa's former Mineral Resources Minister vested interests loomed large especially in the case of the Gupta family's takeover of the Optimum Coal mine...

Zwane who had little knowledge of mining was given the portfolio by President Jacob Zuma for having helped direct state funds to a dairy project in Estina Free State Province which was of great benefit to the Gupta family (AC Vol 59 No 12 Big change no fanfare)...


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