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The two Gupta brothers who were arrested in Dubai are accused of corruption

The Gupta brothers have been in Dubai since they left South Africa at the end of February 2018, which has been their base since the mid-1990s.

A week ago, the police stormed Their home in Johannesburg at dawn. Their main ally in the country, Jacob Zuma, was forced in the same situation to throw in the towel and announce his resignation as president.

The brothers have not been seen in South Africa since they left the country after police launched a February 2018 raid on their home in Johannesburg.

The brothers have not been seen in South Africa since they left the country after police launched a February 2018 raid on their home in Johannesburg.

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During Zuma’s decade in power, it is suspected that the equivalent of 300 billion Swedish kronor was looted from the South African state apparatus and its subsidiaries in the energy and transport sectors.

The Gupta family, who came to South Africa from India in connection with democracy in the 1990s, are accused of using their connections within the ruling African National Congress to organize this corruption that made them billionaires. They are also accused of influencing important ministerial appointments in Zuma’s governments.

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Then I kicked them out of the country He has been grinding the mills of justice for several years and a number of ANC representatives, including former President Zuma, are threatening many years in prison for their involvement. But the Gupta family was out of reach.

Until Monday night announcement from Dubai.

“The Ministry of Justice confirms that it has received information from the judiciary in Dubai that Rajesh and Atul Gupta have been arrested, fugitives from justice. The South African Attorney General’s Office wrote in a press release that discussions are ongoing between the various judicial authorities in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.


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Countries have signed an extradition treaty Recently in the last year, which means that the brothers may face the counter in South Africa. It would be a great victory for the judiciary in the country. But most likely the brothers will form an army of lawyers to prevent such an operation.

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