Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says a suspect in the investigation into alleged corruption linked to the Gupta family was spotted at South Africa’s Embassy in Dubai. Mbalula has provided no further details. He says the Gupta brothers must be brought to South Africa to face allegations of corruption against them.

This comes as police seek to question both Atul and Ajay Gupta. It is still not clear if the brothers are in the country. A warrant of arrest has been issued for Ajay Gupta regarding alleged corruption.

Speaking at Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape, Mbalula says South Africa is, “not a banana republic” and the law must take its course.

“Let all those people who are implicated in acts of corruption be brought to book and that is important whether they are in India or wherever, we are running a state here, not a banana republic. We’ve got laws here. If anyone is implicated they must report here. I’m very apt that one of the so-called suspects was in our embassy in Dubai and signing papers back to SA. I’m a minister, not a mickey mouse or robot. The law must grind and those who are suspected of criminal doing must be brought to book and the Hawks is their job to do that.”

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