'Hawks obtained warrant of arrest for a Gupta brother'

The City Press are reporting that the Hawks have obtained warrants for the arrest of at least one of the Gupta brothers.

They are apparently waiting for prosecutors at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to sign off the warrants so that the arrests can be effected.

Nicki Gules, assistant editor of news and investigations at City Press say they can't give out too much information at this time, as the story is still unfolding.

The latest that we have is that these arrest are imminent. Sources at the Hawks weren't able to tell us exactly which Gupta brother was going to be arrested, it may be more than one.

Nicki Gules, Assistant Editor of news and investigations at City Press

Gules says that these arrests were ready to go last month already.

Zwelinzima Vavi, secretary general at South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) says that they have written letters to Eskom, the NPA and Hawks to act on the corruption present with Gupta linked companies Trillian and McKinsey.

He says Shuan Abrahams responded on behalf of the NPA, saying they have been conducting an investigation since March last year, and wont act until there is evidence.

The affidavit we submitted to the police had concrete evidence, that collected all of he public information.

Zwelinzima Vavi, SAFTU Secretary General

Listen to the full conversation below:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Free State DA file urgent application for no-confidence vote against Magashule

Free State DA file urgent application for no-confidence vote against Magashule

The DA in the Free State has approached the provincial High Court to get Legislature Speaker Mamiki Qabathe to schedule the vote.

#BudgetSpeech2018:  'A 1% increase in VAT can probably cover about R 22 billion'

#BudgetSpeech2018: 'A 1% increase in VAT can probably cover about R 22 billion'

Economists explain how tax hikes,higher value-added tax (VAT), could help plug a R50.8 billion revenue gap in 2017/18 fiscal year.

'Eskom can bring the whole country down if it fails'

'Eskom can bring the whole country down if it fails'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews energy expert Chris Yelland (EE Publishers).

Government moves to seize R1.6 billion in Gupta assets

Government moves to seize R1.6 billion in Gupta assets

The Asset Forfeiture Unit is gunning for the Guptas, says City Press. Bruce Whitfield interviews ENS Africa’s Steven Powell.

Sygnia CEO and Helen Suzman foundation sue Zuma, Gigaba and Guptas

Sygnia CEO and Helen Suzman foundation sue Zuma, Gigaba and Guptas

Francis Antonie, Director of the Helen Suzman Foundation explain why they are suing 73 respondents over Eskom looting.

Political desk:  No running away from Eskom Inquiry - Karima Brown

Political desk: No running away from Eskom Inquiry - Karima Brown

Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins refused to testify at inquiry as he believes a written submission will suffice.

Popular articles
"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

"My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family?'"

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?