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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')...

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...

• 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.

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)...

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

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)...


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 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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