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South Africa: ANC Called For Swift Extradition Of Gupta Brothers Arrested In Dubai

South Africa: ANC Called For Swift Extradition Of Gupta Brothers Arrested In Dubai

South Africa’s governing party, ANC, on Tuesday, called for the swift extradition of Rajesh and Atul Gupta to face the allegations against them in South Africa after they were arrested in the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reports.

The Gupta brothers are accused of using their connections to former South African President Jacob Zuma, in power from 2009 to 2018, to win contracts, siphon off state funds and influence cabinet appointments.

Zuma and the Guptas, who left South Africa shortly after Zuma was ousted in 2018, have issued blanket denials of any wrongdoing.

The African National Congress (ANC) said in a statement:

We call on law enforcement authorities in South Africa and the UAE to expedite the extradition of Messrs Gupta to South Africa so that the charges against them can be adjudicated by a court of law.

They have not been formally charged in a South African court, but have been sought by prosecutors over the allegations.

Dubai’s police said on Twitter that it had arrested the Guptas, who face potential criminal charges in South Africa including money laundering, after receiving an Interpol red notice, a request to law enforcement officials worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition. The UAE Ministry of Justice said in a statement carried on state media on Tuesday:

The extradition request between the authorities in the UAE and South Africa is under the procedure and further information will be made available in due course.

The UAE ratified an extradition treaty with South Africa in April last year, a move South African officials had hoped would help bring the Guptas back to face charges.

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In most cases extraditions are very difficult to implement successfully. Julias Asaenge has completed more than 12 years holed up in Britian with United States of America fighting for his extradition to that country.

The Guptas brothers were arrested on the strangth of fact that UAE and South Africa now have Etradition Treaty in place.

Let us all hope that both South Africa and UAE are not going to get problems.



Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

3 weeks ago

Julian Assange

Klux kk 3 weeks ago

The Queensland Police Service in Australia is requesting the ZRP to urgently arrest & extradite a notorious serial rapist, killer, extortionist and looter for trial at the international court of law.

.... 3 weeks ago

kkkk ....his exerrency

klux kk 3 weeks ago

Just call him Daddy

Swiss 3 weeks ago

Kkkkkkkkk and the name??????

Maparamuro 3 weeks ago

Why not convict Zuma first and then use evidence gathered and used in his conviction to try the Guptas?

Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

You get the small fish first as bait for the big fish


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