Indian businessmen Ajay Gupta and younger brother Atul Gupta.
JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters has announced that it will lay criminal charges against the Gupta brothers, directors of their companies and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, at the Rosebank police station in Johannesburg on Sunday.
This comes in the wake of an explosive affidavit in which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said R6.8-billion in “suspicious and unusual transactions” might have contributed to the decision by South Africa’s major banks to close accounts associated with the Gupta family.
“The Economic Freedom Fighters officials will open a criminal case against the Gupta family members, specifically Atul, Ajay, and Rajesh Gupta; and all directors of their companies, including Duduzane Zuma, who's Jacob Zuma's proxy in Gupta businesses,” the party said in a statement.
“The criminal case the EFF will open relates to the prima facie evidence contained in the affidavit of the minister of finance's application to the high court filed on 14 October 2016.”
The red berets believe that the Gupta family and their business partners are involved in money laundering, racketeering and gross corruption and will open a case at the Rosebank Police Station at noon on Sunday.
The EFF leadership is currently opening a criminal case against the Gupta criminal syndicate at the Rosebank police station.Posted by Floyd Shivambu on Sunday, October 16, 2016
They think that a thorough investigation should be done.
“The minister's application reveals the information already hinted [at] by the banks that the Gupta family and their businesses are involved in money laundering, racketeering, and gross corruption that is robbing South Africa of billions of rands,” the statement continued.
“The immediate amount that has been confirmed to have been illegally and suspiciously transferred is R6.8-billion and it is clear that this amount is just the tip of an iceberg.
“The EFF leadership believes that a thorough criminal investigation, which should be defined by cooperation of the banks, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), the National Treasury, Lanseria Airport staff members and many others, will reveal the extent and depth of the Gupta criminal syndicate, which is in the process of drying out South Africa's resources.”