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Gupta brothers (Ajay, Atul and Rajesh)


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Criticism mounts but the deals keep coming

One example of the risks is the attempt by the Gupta brothers who are close to President Zuma and his family to get China Railway Construction Company to build South Africa a high-speed railway...


Malema and Zuma mass their armies

We hear he refused an order to spy on Zuma’s opponents and another to halt surveillance of Zuma’s close allies the Gupta family...

The Shaiks feel they have been supplanted in Zuma’s affections by the nouveau riche including the Guptas...


Veterans with influence

Maphatsoe’s salary is paid by the Gupta family business associates of the Zuma family (AC Vol 52 No 5 The Gupta factor)...


Zuma’s presidential primary

For other family comforts the Zumas can thank the Gupta brothers: Ajay Atul and Rajesh the owners of Sahara Computers the New Age newspaper and interests in mining and finance (AC Vol 52 No 5)...

The media frequently allege that the Guptas have decided the appointment of chief executives and chairmen of parastatal companies...

Duduzane and Rajesh Gupta have a deal with China Railway Construction Corporation that positions them to benefit handsomely from the planned high-speed rail link between Johannesburg Durban and Cape Town...

Bantu Holomisa who leads the small opposition United Democratic Movement says his party received 100 000 rand (US$14 500) from the Guptas last year...

The main opposition party the Democratic Alliance will not say whether it has received a donation but uncharacteristically does not criticise the Guptas in public...

Insiders claim that the Guptas did make a donation to the DA which has caused serious internal divisions...

The Gupta brothers have we understand made a donation to the Inkatha Freedom Party for a national conference...

The Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) – retired guerrillas of the old ANC’s armed wing – has come out in support of Zuma and the Guptas and its Chairman Kebby Maphatsoe says he wants the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) to discipline Julius Malema its President who has been vocally criticising the brothers...

The Congress of South African Trade Unions worries about claims that Zuma colludes with the Guptas and launched an investigation after General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi talked of ‘the growing perception that the Gupta family is plundering resources of the country to the benefit of Duduzane’...

The Congress of South African Trade Unions worries about claims that Zuma colludes with the Guptas and launched an investigation after General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi talked of ‘the growing perception that the Gupta family is plundering resources of the country to the benefit of Duduzane’...

An outraged President Zuma called for a meeting with Cosatu leaders as did the Guptas who wanted to ‘reassure’ them that they did not peddle influence...

One union leader who was present told Africa Confidential that the Gupta brothers offered to help Cosatu and its individual leaders with anything they ‘need’ and asked whether Cosatu had any ‘projects’ that needed support...

Gwede Mantashe who is both SACP Chairman and General Secretary of the ANC also supports Zuma and has claimed critics of the Guptas are racially prejudiced...

One of those suspended the Limpopo provincial Finance Minister David Masondo who is sometimes tipped as a replacement for Mantashe has said Zuma’s relationship with the Guptas is ‘an example of how narrow black economic empowerment (BEE) had become’...

Another vigorous critic of Zuma’s relationship with the Guptas is ANC Treasurer Mathews Phosa who was persuaded to abandon his bid for the ANC deputy presidency in 1997 in favour of Zuma...

He fell out with the Guptas apparently when he refused to accept their offer of free flights for Zuma in their private jet before the 2009 elections and later after refusing a lift in their helicopter...

Described by some as ‘the Guptas’ pathfinder’ Shaik was released on parole in 2009 on compassionate grounds as he was said to be ‘terminally ill’...

In Johannesburg the Guptas have played a bad card by attempting to install their personal assistant Mandisa Makinana as an ANC candidate in the area that includes the Saxonwold suburb where they live provoking an angry reaction from local ANC members...


Who’s who in Zumaland

The inner circle • Duduzane Zuma: The presidential son 28 appears to be heir to the Zuma business empire; he is in business with the Guptas...

Gupta brothers: Ajay Atul and Rajesh own Sahara Computers The New Age newspaper and are in business with Duduzane...

• Lazarus Zim: The ex-Chairman of Kumba Iron Ore is in business with the Guptas and Duduzane Zuma...

He is in business with the Guptas and Duduzane...

He is close to the Guptas...

He is close to the Guptas who employed his son in one of their companies...

Duduzane the Guptas and Zim now have stakes in big public transport infrastructure deals...

Chief personal enemies • Mathews Phosa: The ANC Treasurer is among the most opposed to Zuma's relationship with the Guptas and his leadership...


The Gupta factor

President Jacob Zuma’s critics again claim he is in thrall to the Durban-based Gupta family...

Brothers Atul Ajay and Rajesh Gupta are in business with Zuma’s children and allies (AC Vol 51 No 24)...

They say newly appointed Transnet Chief Executive Brian Molefe is a close ally of both Zuma and the Guptas...

Presidential son Duduzane Zuma and Rajesh Gupta are directors and shareholders in a deal with the China Railway Construction Corporation: the joint venture will be able to access finance under the government’s 550 billion rand (US$79...


Station to station

In South Africa plans for a US$30 billion high-speed rail link from Johannesburg to Durban have caused concern in the ruling tripartite alliance after it was revealed in mid-February that President Jacob Zuma’s son and the well connected Gupta family would be involved...

Afripalm Horizons announced that a new joint venture would be created in the coming months that would include Duduzane Zuma and Rajesh Gupta...

The Gupta family have served as important links to other Chinese deals involving other members of the presidential family (AAC Vol 3 No 10) and are said to wield influence over which business deals win state backing...


Why Nyanda had to go

We can reveal that Nyanda fell out of favour for refusing to support Zuma's allies and financiers the Gupta brothers in their application to the Independent Communications Authority to start a new television station...

On Zuma's state visit to India this year his son Duduzane Zuma represented the Gupta-owned Mvengela mining company and in October a company partly owned by Rajesh Gupta bought Duduzane a 4 million rand (US$567 800) mansion...

Duduzane is involved with the Guptas in a lucrative black empowerment deal that seems to have been made possible partly by information from the Department of Mineral Resources; the deal involving ArcelorMittal and Imperial Crown Trading (ICT) has made the Guptas millions...


A golden child in Zuma's family

Duduzile Zuma one of the president's daughters is closely linked with the South Africa-based Sahara Group which is owned by the Gupta family of India...

One of Jacob Zuma's sons Duduzane worked with the Gupta family to buy the South African subsidiary of Toronto-listed Uranium One in May for $37 mn...

Ajay Gupta is a founding member of South Africa's International Marketing Council the body charged with marketing South Africa abroad...


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