UPDATE: Hawks arrest three people in connection with Vrede farm scandal

eNCA's Karyn Maughan can confirm that one Gupta brother and a business associate have been arrested. The arrests have been made in connection with the Estina Dairy Farm project. Video: eNCA

• Editor's note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have confirmed that three people have been arrested at the Gupta family compound in Saxonwold, among them a Gupta brother and associate.

The Hawks say two other suspects are expected to hand themselves over to police.

The arrests are part of ongoing investigations into the Estina Dairy scandal in Vrede in the Free State.

The suspects are expected to appear in court on Thursday.

The Hawks raided the Gupta compound in Saxonwold, Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.

A security guard told Reuters that police raided the Oakbay holding company's offices on Wednesday.

The guard, who did not want to be named, said officers arrived in three vehicles around 7.30am and entered the building. They left shortly afterwards, the guard said.

The controversial family have been implicated in wide-ranging allegations of corruption.

The family's also been implicated in the theft of millions of rand from the Estina Dairy Project.

The money was meant for poor black farmers, but instead, it was allegedly used for a family wedding.


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