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Gupta brothers (Ajay, Atul and Rajesh)


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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)...


Win first, then work

Further prosecutions will be brought on the foot of the commission's investigations of the Gupta family's network of influence within the state and government although the final report is not due until March 2020...

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Fund in the firing line

Nene resigned in October following his admission to the Zondo Commission on state capture that he had failed to disclose his meetings with the Gupta brothers before being re-appointed finance minister by Ramaphosa in February (AC Vol 59 No 20 Another one bites the dust)...

The PIC and state-owned enterprises were the key targets of corruption and looting during the Zuma presidency which saw billions of rand allegedly raked off in kick-backs by the Gupta brothers who were close friends of Zuma and his family and used their connections to win major state contracts...

Although Survé was in competition with the Guptas' media empire they both curried favour with the Zuma government to obtain their share of lucrative government advertising...

Gupta takeoverThe main inquiry into so-called 'state capture' headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has heard evidence from top former and present senior government officials who have given often shocking accounts of the extent to which the Gupta family Zuma's close allies had taken over government decision-making (AC Vol 59 No 4 Zuma goes down fighting)...

He sold executive power to the Guptas...


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