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Gupta brothers (Ajay, Atul and Rajesh)


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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...


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...


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