EFF to open case against Guptas and Duduzane Zuma
The Economic Freedom Fighters have announced that they will be opening a criminal case against the Guptas namely Atul, Ajay, and Rajesh and directors of all their companies including Duduzane Zuma.
In a statement the party said that Duduzane is facing charges as he is President Jacob Zuma's proxy in 'Gupta businesses.'
The criminal case the EFF has vowed to open is in relation to the evidence within an affidavit the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, presented in his application to the High Court filed on the 14th of October 2016.
According to the Sunday Times‚ explosive details of dubious transactions‚ worth a staggering R6.8-billion‚ were laid bare when Gordhan went to court this week to seek a declaratory order that the cabinet has no authority to intervene in the impasse between the banks and the Gupta businesses.
It said the banks’ actions earlier this year — when they did not go public with their reasons because of confidentiality — sparked a furious row between Gordhan and the influential family‚ which has close ties to President Jacob Zuma and his sons.
The transactions lie at the heart of the titanic battle being waged for control of the National Treasury‚ the newspaper added added.
The EFF has said that they will be opening the case at Rosebank Police station today at 12:00.
The rest of the statement reads:
The EFF leadership believes that a thorough criminal investigation which should be defined by cooperation of the banks, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), the National Treasury, Lanseria Airport staff members, and many others will reveal the extent and depth of Gupta criminal syndicate, which is in the process of drying out South Africa's resources.
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