DA has laid criminal charges against the Guptas for allegedly using public funds to pay for a family wedding at Sun City in 2013

This morning, I laid criminal charges against Mosebenzi Zwane, Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, Ronica Ragavan and Kamal Vasram with the South African Police Service.

The charges include:

  • racketeering, money laundering, assisting another to benefit from the proceeds of unlawful activities, and acquiring, possessing or using the proceeds of unlawful activities in terms of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (No. 121 of 1998); and
  • submitting false, or untrue, tax returns in terms of the Tax Administration Act (No. 28 of 2011).

This follows revelations that public funds, meant to assist the poor, were allegedly washed through a complex web of front companies, and used to pay for Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia’s wedding at Sun City in 2013.

I have also written to the South African Revenue Service requesting an investigation into tax evasion relating to allegations that wedding expenses were irregularly deducted as business expenses by Linkway Trading (Pty) Ltd, which is a South African based company controlled by the Guptas, consequently evading paying tax on an amount of about R30 million in 2014.

The fact that public funds, meant to assist the poor, were allegedly used to pay for President Jacob Zuma’s number one clients’, the Guptas’, family wedding is grotesque and must be investigated without fear or favour by the South African Police Service.

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5 Responses to DA has laid criminal charges against the Guptas for allegedly using public funds to pay for a family wedding at Sun City in 2013

  1. Pieter van Deventer July 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    Thank you DA for having the guts to nail these people enough is enough

  2. Clara August 27, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Did DA has transaction history of funds showing the transfer of funds from public bank account to personal bank account. or they are just assuming after seeing an extravaganza wedding first time in their life. Most people earn to offer happiness to their kids.

  3. Nosicelo Mntumni August 27, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    DA’s silence over white capitalist sin is not tolerable, dosent matter if they have been funding DA for next election, sometimes, it’s important to stand up for your own country.

  4. Bane August 27, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    It’s been a four year when wedding took place, although, DA was asleep at that time and suddnly wake up at 2017 to file a charge against Gupta’s to accentuate his image.

  5. Mark D. Mobley August 27, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    Can you be more precise about the funds?

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