Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
8 Jun 2022
5:45 am

Bringing Guptas to justice for state capture will take years – expert

Brian Sokutu

'The Guptas will employ Stalingrad tactics.'

Ajay and Atul Gupta in Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 March 2011. Picture: Gallo Images/City Press/Muntu Vilakazi

With the wheels of justice grinding slowly in the runup to this week’s dramatic arrest of Ajay and Rajesh Gupta in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the infamous brothers may employ Stalingrad tactics to fight off extradition to South Africa, according to an expert. The brothers were implicated in the looting of billions of rands from South African coffers by several witnesses at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, chaired by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. According to Accountability Now director, advocate Paul Hoffman, the Guptas could apply a delaying strategy, similar to that used by former president Jacob Zuma,...