Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
8 Jun 2022
6:31 am

Timeline: Gupta brothers’ grip on Zuma to arrest in Dubai

Brian Sokutu

Their friendship with Zuma, family, friends and business associates, led to what came to be known as state capture.

Atul Gupta at the launch of The New Age, in Sandton. Picture: Gallo Images/Foto24/Loanna Hoffmann

The old saying, “you can run, but you cannot hide”, echoed through sentiments expressed by several commentators this week, following news of the arrests of Atul and Rajesh Gupta. The two are members of the infamous Indian family, who relocated to South Africa in 1993. With the third brother, Ajay, having set up a family business, Sahara Computers, closeness to ANC bigwigs – particularly former president Jacob Zuma – landed them control of a head of state, ministers, the country’s resources and billions of rands. ALSO READ: ‘What about Duduzane Zuma?’ – Malema raises questions over ‘Gupta corruption facilitator’ Their...