Hawks refute claims of impending Gupta arrest

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The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, the Hawks, have refuted claims of an alleged impending arrest pertaining to the controversial Gupta brothers.

The City Press reported on Monday night that the Hawks had obtained a warrant for the arrest of at least one of the Gupta brothers.

Hawks Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says they are awaiting a directive from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Some members of the family were implicated in former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture Report.

According to Mulaudzi,  some investigations have not been concluded and pronouncements of a possible arrest will only be made after the process has been completed.

“It’s something that we want to distance ourselves from. We’re still busy with investigations and if there is any announcement in that regard, we will be able to make it public. But for now we did mention the fact that this is the first flag of the investigations that have been completed so we’re still waiting for the NPA to give us direction in that regard. But the issue that there are people who are going to be arrested is not true.”