Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba has confirmed that Gupta brothers, Ajay and Atul are not South African citizens.
Judgment has been reserved in the High Court in Bloemfontein in the preservation order matter involving the controversial businessman Atul Gupta and the bank of Baroda.
Controversial businessman Atul Kumar Gupta and six other applicants including Indian state-owned Bank of Baroda on Thursday sought the removal of the preservation orders slapped on them by the Free State High Court following an application by the Asset Forfeiture Unit.
The NPA is on Thursday, expected to oppose Atul Gupta’s application in the Bloemfontein High Court to challenge the freezing of R10 million from his personal bank account.
The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that Atul Gupta is challenging the freezing of the R10 million allegedly paid into his account in connection with the Estina dairy farm project in Vrede in the Free State.
The High Court in Bloemfontein has set aside an order to freeze R10-million paid into controversial businessman Atul Gupta’s account.
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday said he never received an application from Atul Gupta or Rajesh Gupta during his time in the office.
Atul and Tony Gupta reportedly renounced their Indian citizenship many years ago and only Ajay Gupta has an Indian passport.
Pictures of what is believed to be Atul Gupta’s South Africa passport are doing the rounds on social media.
Former Eskom chair Zola Tsotsi has confirmed to the State Capture Commission that he first met the Gupta brothers at the home of former Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.