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Gupta family central to the looting of state resources: Frank Chikane – SABC News

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says whereas it welcomes South Africa’s ratification of an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the laying of legal fees towards the Gupta brothers, it’s nonetheless involved about the implementation of the treaty.

The Foundation held a picket outdoors the UAE embassy in Pretoria on Thursday. It’s referred to as for the extradition course of to happen speedily.

Protestors need the UAE and South African governments to be certain that the treaty signed to carry the Gupta brothers and their wives again to South Africa is carried out.

 

Among those that picketed outdoors the United Arab Emirates embassy in Pretoria is former Director-General in the Presidency, Reverend Frank Chikane. He says those that are accused of corrupt actions that threaten the financial standing of the nation have to be introduced to guide.

Chikane says the Gupta family was central to the looting of state resources.

“One of those families that are critical in this regard is the Gupta family and they were critical because they seem to have been the centre, although there are many other families, there were many other business people, but they seem to have been the centre and and access to the president, access to our ministers and what angers sovereignty and our dignity.”

The Gupta identify has turn into synonymous with accusations of state seize. The family has been linked to allegations of corruption at parastatals and provincial governments, to the tune of round R49 billion.

Arrest warrant for Guptas

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority has requested Interpol to help in arresting Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta, in addition to their wives. The NPA desires them to be charged for fraud and money laundering.

 SABC correspondent in Delhi Neha Poonia experiences additional in the video under:



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