Outa welcomes ‘summons’ on Gupta linked companies

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The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says they’re elated following news reports that the Asset Forfeiture Unit is expected to serve summons on Gupta linked Trillian and consultancy firm McKinsey, for deals they had with Eskom and Transnet.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) last year applied for an order at the High Court in Pretoria to have the companies asserts worth about R 1.6 billion preserved.

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised a crackdown on state capture and on families that had benefitted through corrupt dealings – at the expense of ordinary South Africans.

Outa chief operating officer Ben Theron says, “We had laid charges against Brian Molefe and Ben Ngubane, we’ve laid charges against various people and we’ve actually taken up the case with Parliament where we think that Lynn Brown, even in her silence, is complacent in this process. So we have attempted and ultimately with this case rolling out today is just the start of a very long process where there are billions of rand that’s in people’s hands that must be confiscated and be brought back into the fiscus.”

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