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Gupta brothers (Ajay, Atul and Rajesh)


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Trial of strength at the top

He also fired a shot across the President's bows by snubbing media owned by Zuma's allies in the Gupta family (see Pointer Guptas 'to leave SA')...

This is a veiled reference to the Guptas and others of Zuma's allies in positions of prominence...

Gordhan offers the most serious challenge yet to Zuma's steady replacement over the past 15 months of top officials and ministers with lesser-known loyalists often with links to the powerful Gupta family...


Guptas 'to leave SA'

The Gupta brothers Ajay Atul and Rajesh are in the process of moving to Dubai United Arab Emirates say sources in the governing African National Congress...

The youngest of the trio Rajesh Gupta aka Tony is organising the move and they intend gradually to reduce their presence in Johannesburg Africa Confidential hears...

The day after he read out the budget Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan signalled his displeasure with the Guptas by refusing to appear on a South African Broadcasting Corporation television breakfast show on 25 February because it was sponsored by the Gupta-owned newspaper The New Age...

• Guptas 'to leave SA' AC Vol 57 No 5 page 12Since publication of this report representatives of the Gupta family contacted Africa Confidential to say that the family are not in the process of moving to Dubai nor have any key family members settled there already to repeat the denial that they played any part in the decision to dismiss Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015 and to say that his successor Pravin Gordhan did not refuse to appear on SABC's post-budget breakfast because the minister disapproved of the Gupta family but because ministry policy requires rotation of broadcasting appearance acceptances by ministers...


Zupta Inc.

Although the business relationship between the Guptas and Zuma's family is well-known it has become a source of political damage to the President attracting unwelcome attention (AC Vol 52 No 7 Who's who in Zumaland)...

Then came Africa Confidential's revelation on 12 February that two men with strong links to the Guptas were to accompany the short-lived Finance Minister David 'Des' van Rooyen to the Treasury...

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is campaigning to have the Guptas deported...

The Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane an appointee with long-standing Gupta connections plucked from Free State provincial politics in September is under fire for favouritism towards the Guptas and Zuma family interests...

Tegeta is owned by Oakbay Resources and Energy the Guptas' vehicle for mining interests in South Africa together with Mabengela Investments in which Duduzane Zuma is a shareholder together with Rajesh Gupta...

Tegeta is owned by Oakbay Resources and Energy the Guptas' vehicle for mining interests in South Africa together with Mabengela Investments in which Duduzane Zuma is a shareholder together with Rajesh Gupta...


Zuma bows to business

The main beneficiaries of the nuclear deal would have included the controversial Gupta family – three Indian brothers who have become massive beneficiaries of Zuma's patronage (AC Vol 56 No 12 Money worries)...

Bobat and Whitley who have associations with the Guptas and their businesses visited the Treasury before Van Rooyen's appointment and told officials there that they would be able to sign expenditure and other authorisations on behalf of the new minister but otherwise there would be no changes...

The events also revealed that the two more recent plutocratic dynasties – the Motsepes and the Guptas – are increasingly at daggers drawn as they vie for influence over the ANC...

She is backed by her former husband and the Guptas...

At yesterday's shambolic opening of Parliament the Economic Freedom Fighters walked out of Parliament in their signature red overalls chanting 'Zupta must fall' – a cryptic reference to the Gupta family and Zuma...


Jacob Zuma's costly week

We hear that a powerful business family the Guptas who are close to Zuma and have major interests in uranium mining has been pushing hard for the nuclear deal and may have influenced Nene's dismissal (AC Vol 52 No 5 The Gupta factor)...

This group includes Robert Gumede Vivian Reddy Sandile 'Gwabs' Zungu the Independent News and Media baron Iqbal Survé and the Gupta brothers (Ajay Atul and Rajesh) who have massive influence with Zuma and benefit from extensive patronage in return...

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Rise of the third termers

Zwane is said to be close to the politically well-connected Gupta family which has also raised eyebrows (AC Vol 52 No 5 The Gupta factor)...

A report in the Mail and Guardian newspaper last year said that Zwane as MEC for Agriculture in the Free State was involved in bringing the Estina dairy project which was driven by associates of the Guptas to his home town of Vrede...


Money worries

Calls were also made to the Gupta brothers – Ajay Atul and Rajesh – who are closely allied to President Jacob Zuma and his family (AC Vol 52 No 5 The Gupta factor)...

This is despite the embarrassing row that erupted two years ago when it emerged that the Gupta brothers had secured access to an airforce base near Tshwane for private jets ferrying visitors to the wedding of their 23-year-old niece Vega Gupta a scandal dubbed 'Guptagate'...


Trouble in the neighbourhood

He is also unpopular for fostering relations with the Gupta family who have a range of business interests and are closely tied to Zuma (AC Vol 52 No 7 Zuma's presidential primary)...

The opposition Democratic Congress the largest single group in Parliament has demanded that the government cut its relationship with the Guptas...


The last liberation election

President Jacob Zuma faced unprecedented personal criticism and ridicule because of the shooting of mineworkers in Marikana in August 2012 the attempted suborning of independent institutions US$22 million in state spending on his Nkandla homestead and his close ties with the multi-millionaire Gupta family (AC Vol 55 No 9 Politics and Pistorius in the dock)...

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Rahul Dhir

To that end Dhir has assembled a team consisting of several former Cairn employees including David Ginger who is now Delonex's Director of Exploration and Ajay Gupta its Chief Financial Officer...


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