Hawks to investigate Guptas, Duduzane Zuma

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Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and the party's shadow finance minister David Maynier laid charges of corruption against the Guptas and President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane at the Cape Town Central Police Station on March 17, 2016.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday that its charge of corruption against Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma has been referred to the Hawks for investigation.

DA shadow minister of Finance, David Maynier and party leader Mmusi Maimane laid charges against the Gupta family last week in Cape Town.

The charges followed Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas&39;s claims that the Gupta family offered him the position of Finance Minister before Nhlanhla Nene was removed.

“I have now received notification that the South African Police Service have allocated a case number...and transferred the case for further investigation to the anti-corruption unit within the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation, Maynier said in a statement.

“I have, therefore, written to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas, urging him to prepare a sworn statement, in the form of a signed affidavit, setting out all the details concerning the alleged meeting,” he said.

Calls have been mounting for a probe into allegations that the Gupta family influenced the appointment of Cabinet ministers.

President Jacob Zuma has said in Parliament that those that wanted to know if such claims were true, they should ask the Guptas directly.

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