The Guptas’ racism and their manipulation of race in South Africa
- Black waiters to wash themselves before they could serve the wedding guests.
- White people to clean their rooms and even only white people to drive their cars
- Gupta, had called security guards working at their Saxonwold compound “monkeys
The Gupta wedding jamboree at Sun City in May 2013 was when South Africa first got to see the family’s opulence and audacity on full display. There was public outrage when:
- Workers at Sun City reported that Gupta security personnel ordered black waiters to wash themselves before they could serve the wedding guests.
- Cosatu’s Solly Phetoe also said at the time that only white drivers, white massage therapists and white staff were allowed to deal with the guests. “They wanted white people to clean their rooms and even only white people to drive their cars,” he said.
- Among the thousands of Gupta emails that have come to light is correspondence indicating that one of the Gupta brothers, Rajesh “Tony” Gupta, had called security guards working at their Saxonwold compound “monkeys”.
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- Guptas landed private flight charted Airbus with 200 guests at the Air Force Airport without official permission
- They have been accused of exercising political influence in South Africa.
- (EFF) party has called the family to leave South Africa, saying the country could not be held to ransom by a "corrupt cartel" with "mafia" tendencies.
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Gupta niece Wedding extravaganza- Multi-million rand affair on 4 day wedding
The niece of the controversial three Gupta brothers, Vega Gupta (23) was knotted with India-born fiancé, Aakash Jahajgarhia at the Sun City's Lost City hotel between May 1 and 4, 2013. They also booked the entire five-star Palace of the Lost City hotel for four nights and said to have paid million for such exclusivity.
- The private flight charted by Gupta family from India carrying near about 200 guests for a 4 day wedding of daughter of the Gupta’ sister landed at the private Air Force Airport....without permission
- All guests were also escorted by police to casino resort of Sun City
- The most popular Bollywood stars and Indian government officials were also present
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South Africa suspended five senior government officials and nine metro policemen arrested, when the private flight charted by Gupta family, landed at the Air Force without official permission:
If India, through the Indian High Commission like to make a request for normal diplomatic landing procedures, it would be done through our International special office which was not done, said Govt. defence dept.
- South African government Guest: The South African government says no permission was granted, and it says it has document showing permission was sought .
- Defence department, international department relations and the South African Revenue Services called high level inquiries into how the Gupta's Airbus A330-200 came to land at the air force base.
Wedding guest showed some of the Gupta’s connections:
- It included ministers such as Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, and Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor.
- The deputy international affairs minister Ebrahim Ebrahim also attended the wedding as did former government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi
- Essop Pahad, former minister, who serves on the board of Sahara Holdings also attendanded the wedding. He also held a seat on the board of TNA Media.
- Duduzane Zuma, son of President Jacob Zuma, and Tshepiso Magashule, the son of Free State Premier Ace Magashule, also attended the meeting, according to the Sunday Times.
- The M&G reported that Mabengela appears to be the vehicle for the Zuma family’s empowerment by the Gupta family.
- Sunday Times reported that the Guptas and Duduzane Zuma, the president’s son were directors and shareholders in a deal with China Railway Construction Corporation in which they stood to benefit from the Govt.’s R550-billion rail infrastructure project
- Zuma did not attend the wedding but Zuma’s other wives and the president’s nephew, Khulubuse Zuma attended
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party, currently the third-largest party in both houses of the South African parliament has called the family to leave South Africa, saying the country could not be held to ransom by a "corrupt cartel" with "mafia" tendencies.
- According to local media, the Gupta family will sell their all shares in all companies to relocate to Dubai.
- Guptas issued a “general apology” to the authorities, the public and their guests.
- President Jacob Zuma told news media, "Guptas are his friends but denied doing anything improper."
- All top 4-5 major banks, have cut links with companies associated with them.
The Guptas have also denied making job offers to anyone in government but scandal-troubled Zuma has been under question for years.
The Guptas apologise:
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- Aug 29, 2016: Deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas publicly stated that a member of the Gupta family had offered him his boss’s job. High-profile members of the ruling party made claims that the brothers were offering senior government posts in return for favours, prompting accusations....
- Durban Aug 28, 2016: Gupta family hits back at DA's Maynier – The Gupta family has on Sunday pleaded with the Democratic Alliance's David Maynier to stop using the family name “as a football in his party-politicking battles”.
- Date 03.05.2013: Gupta scandal:South Africa suspends officials- South Africa has suspended five senior government officials including military personnel following the unauthorized landing of a private chartered plane at an Air Force base. International relations office for clearance who granted permission for the aircraft to land. But the ministers have refuted all this, saying no executive permission was granted, meaning that they were not informed about it and they wouldn't allow it since they were not diplomats but rather people going to attend a wedding. At the same time according to a family statement Waterkloof Air Force base was used with the full permission of the authorities to receive foreign dignitaries including ministers. Who is telling the truth?...
- Duduzane, Gupta and new Telkom boss in China deal, R550-billion rail infrastructure programme-- President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, and business tycoon Rajesh Gupta are directors and shareholders in a deal with China Railway Construction Corporation that places them at the forefront to cash in on the government's R550-billion rail infrastructure programme. Newly installed Telkom chairman Lazarus Zim's Afripalm Horizons announced the deal in August with one of China's biggest construction concerns when he accompanied the president on a state visit to China..
- Jacob Zuma was elected president of South Africa in 2009. In 2007, he won the presidency of the African National Congress, the country's leading political party. Zuma served as deputy president of South Africa from 1999 to 2005. He is a controversial politician, involving himself in several legal scandals associated with corruption and racketeering. A polygamist, Zuma has 20 children.
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Gupta family wants to sell all shareholding in S. Africa
Cape Town, Aug 28 (IANS) Implicated in a corruption scandal, the wealthy Indian Gupta family on Saturday announced its intention to sell all of its shareholding in South Africa by the end of the year.
"We are already in discussions with several international prospective buyers and will soon be in a position to make further announcements," Xinhua quoted the family as saying.
"We believe that this decision is in the best interests of our business, the country and our colleagues," said a statement by the family.
With huge business interests in South Africa and close ties with President Jacob Zuma, the Gupta family has been accused of "state capture" by influencing Zuma in the appointment of cabinet ministers. The family, however, denied the accusation.
Following the scandal that rocked South Africa, the family decided to step down from all executive and non-executive positions in all their South African business in April 2016.
Ever since, the local management team has grown the Gupta's businesses from strength to strength, with turnover and profits showing good growth and more jobs created, said the statement.
"As a family, we now believe that the time is right for us to exit our shareholding of the South African businesses which we believe will benefit our existing employees and lead to further growth in the businesses," it said.