Guptas wished in SA seen in Switzerland, Africa Intelligence experiences

Guptas wished in SA seen in Switzerland, Africa Intelligence experiences

Atul and Rajesh Gupta, wished by South African authorities on fees of cash laundering and fraud, had been seen in Switzerland in late March, although the authorities within the United Arab Emirates say they’re in custody pending extradition proceedings, Africa Intelligence reported, with out citing anybody.

The brothers have used their South African passports to fly by non-public jet and have been visiting the Central African Republic, the place they’ve sought asylum, the Paris-based publication mentioned.

The Guptas had been arrested within the United Arab Emirates in June 2022. They had been detained after Interpol positioned them on its most-wanted record. South Africa has requested the brothers’ extradition from the UAE, and is awaiting an replace on the applying.

A South African judicial inquiry into state corruption detailed shut hyperlinks between the Guptas and former President Jacob Zuma, with quite a few witnesses alleging they labored hand-in-hand to siphon cash out of state transport, energy and arms corporations and collectively determined who was appointed to the cupboard. The Gupta brothers and Zuma deny the allegations.

A name to the UAE Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, was transferred to a spokesperson who didn’t instantly reply to a message left on their telephone. Emails to the embassy weren’t instantly responded to.

The Dubai police mentioned in July 2022 that it was discussing with the South African authorities the doable extradition of the Gupta brothers.

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