Mashaba Applauds The Arrest Of The Gupta Brothers: “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide”
Herman Mashaba, the leader of ActionSA, has applauded the arrest of fraud and corruption suspects Rajesh and Atul Gupta.
The Department of Justice and Correctional Services confirmed on Monday that the two brothers heavily involved in the State Capture Commission had been apprehended in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Chrispin Phiri, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, stated that discussions between various law enforcement agencies in the UAE on the next steps are ongoing. “The South African government will continue to cooperate with the UAE,” Phiri said.
On Twitter, the former City of Johannesburg Mayor, who is outspoken about issues of fraud, corruption, and other wrongdoing in government, said that one can run in life but not hide.
At long last. You can run in life, but you cannot hide.
Thanks to all involved https://t.co/jpAR0YVDA3
— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) June 6, 2022
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The Presidency released the fourth section of the State Capture Commission report in April, focusing on National Treasury, Eskom, and the disastrous R1 billion housing project in the Free State.
Chief Justice Raymond Zondo concluded that the Guptas identified Zuma as someone they could easily exploit.
President Zuma, according to Zondo, was central to the Guptas’ scheme of state capture. “The Guptas must have identified Zuma at a very early stage as somebody whose character was such that they could use him against the people of SA, his own country and his own government to advance their own business interests — and President Zuma readily opened the doors for the Guptas to go into the SOEs and help themselves to the money and assets of the people of SA,” said Zondo.
Furthermore, Zondo stated that evidence heard at the State Capture Commission indicated that the Gupta brothers controlled the Eskom board of directors. He went on to say that Jacob Zuma and his public enterprises minister, Lynne Brown, were manipulating the situation at the power utility in order to advance the controversial family’s business interests.
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