Outa lays charges against Guptas and Duduzane Zuma
Publish date: 07 August 2017
Issue Number: 737
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has laid charges of treason, racketeering, extortion, fraud and forgery against President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, and the three Gupta brothers. According to a report on the IoL site, Outa last week laid the charges, which it claims are backed by affidavits, at the Randburg Police Station. It said the charges were aimed at the four specifically because they were at the heart of the state capture scandals that have gripped the country. Over the past couple of months the alleged extent of the capture of various government officials and President Zuma have been revealed in thousands of e-mails leaked to the media. ‘The Gupta family and their associates, at all relevant times, acted severally and jointly in common purpose to perpetrate illegal activities,’ said Ben Theron, Outa's chief operations officer. In the affidavits that accompanied the charges, Outa has named key figures who are associated with the Guptas and Duduzane. They include Zuma's wife Bongi Ngema-Zuma, former Eskom CE Brian Molefe and Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.