The Mission in South Africa for the United States embassy says America’s decision to impose sanctions on the Gupta family will have a ripple effect, causing other countries to take note of the corruption allegations against them.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola has welcomed what he describes as a ‘collaborative effort’ in the fight against corruption.
The United States Treasury Department has announced sanctions against the Gupta family referring to their operations as a significant corruption network in South Africa that leveraged over payments on government contracts, bribery and other corrupt actions.
Former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has confirmed arranging a meeting between Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and the Gupta family.
The Democratic Alliance has laid criminal charges against Gupta-linked companies and some former Eskom executives over the alleged awarding of fake Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) certificates.
Former SABC CEO Lulama Mokhobo says that when she arrived at the SABC in 2012, she found that the Gupta linked New Age business breakfast briefings were flighted without a contract.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has rejected with contempt reports by Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, that she was “flagged” by global bank HSBC, as having financial links to the Guptas.
Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says the current and past cabinet ministers and their deputies should submit affidavits detailing if and under what circumstances they had interacted with the Gupta family and Bosasa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says while he met the Gupta brothers on three or four occasions, the only meeting where matters of substance were discussed was when the brothers requested a meeting with ANC officials to discuss the closure of their bank accounts.
A businessman based in Vrede in the Free State has told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Parktown, Johannesburg that he met three men that he believes were the Gupta brothers.