Gupta family

Zuma corruption charges ‘concerning’ for SA economy: Gigaba

Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has said that it’s “quite concerning” for the South African economy that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma have been reinstated, saying it “raises the political risks”. He also said that he is in “full support” of a judicial commission of inquiry into corruption across[…]

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Hawks distances itself from Duduzane Zuma’s claims

Crime policing unit, the Hawks, has distanced itself from claims made by President Jacob Zuma’s son that he has been cleared of wrongdoing by the policing unit. Duduzane Zuma made the claims in an open letter to former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. In the letter, Zuma accused Gordhan of targeting[…]

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Where is Gupta R1.5bn stash?

An affidavit by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan appears to reveal that the Department of Mineral Resources withheld information related to its approval of the transfer of R1.5-billion from a trust account intended for the rehabilitation of the Gupta-owned Optimum Coal Mine to India’s Bank of Baroda. Mineral Resources spokesman Ayanda[…]

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Cellphones records place Van Rooyen at Gupta home

The fact that Cabinet minister Des van Rooyen may have more to hide could have an influence on his attempt to block the release of outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report into “state capture”. According to a BBC report, secret cellphone records place Van Rooyen at the Gupta home the[…]

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‘State capture’ interdict bid will be heard in November

President Jacob Zuma and Local Government Minister Des Van Rooyen’s applications to interdict the Public Protector’s “state capture” report will be heard on November 1. This meant that Thuli Madonsela would not release the interim report on Friday. She would, however, still brief the media about her other reports. Van[…]

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Guptas’ Denel deal illegal

The controversial Gupta-linked deal by state-owned arms manufacturer Denel is close to collapse because due processes were not followed, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday, thus making the transaction illegal. Denel and VR Laser Services – a company in which the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane[…]

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Cosatu meets the Gupta’s about jobs concerns

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday it had met the Gupta family over concerns that staff at its company may be the victims of collateral damage from political battles. Cosatu spokesman Sizwe Pamla said the federation had made it clear that staff should not bear[…]

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