Authorities promise to target more Gupta assets

The Asset Forfeiture Unit and Sars swooped on the Guptas' Saxonwold compound on Monday. The unit says it will continue to move across the country seizing the family's 43 properties, cars and private jet. Video: eNCA
Members of the South African Asset Forfeiture Unit and other law enforcement agencies arrive to search the Gupta family compound in Saxonwold. Photo: AFP / Stringer

JOHANNESBURG - Authorities say more Gupta assets will be targeted following a raid on the controversial family's Saxonwold compound on Monday.

The Asset Forfeiture Unit and Sars seized properties, vehicles and bank accounts.

It also seized other properties across the country.

READ: Seized Gupta assets revealed

Officials were enforcing a court order as part of a probe into the Estina Diary Farm scandal.

Thirteen people are facing charges linked to allegations that R250-million of public money meant for poor dairy farmers was siphoned off by the Guptas.

The officials put the property and other assets "under restraint pending finalisation of the criminal case," National Prosecution Authority spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku told AFP.

A private jet used by the family was on Friday flown back to South Africa where it was grounded by the court order, which also covers offices, farms and luxury cars.

- Additional reporting AFP


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