Guptagate: Full circle
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟮 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
The infamous Guptas – a family on the run from the long arm of the law. Now, they could be just months away from extradition to South Africa. It was the scandal that broke a presidency, and rocked a nation to its core, starting with the landing of a private plane at the Waterkloof Air Force Base and culminating in wholesale state capture. Now, it’s seemingly come full circle. Two brothers - Rajesh and Atul Gupta, wanted on a red Interpol notice for widespread graft, fraud, and money laundering – have been arrested in Dubai. The brothers and their wives had fled South Africa amid allegations of looting, estimated to have cost the country tens of billions of rands, crippling Eskom, SAA, Transnet, Denel and Prasa, among others... But do the long-awaited arrests mean two of the masterminds of State Capture are now a step closer to being handed over to South African authorities?