ARTICLES RELATING TO GUPTA JET

Guptagate: What you need to know

2015-01-21 11:14

The Gupta plane landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013 embroiled all of government in yet another scandal. Here's everything you need to know about the saga.

Charges dropped against two Gupta accused

2015-01-20 14:16
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All charges against Lieutenant Colonel Stephan van Zyl and Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson have been withdrawn, the SA National Defence Union says.

Guptagate-accused demand answers

2015-01-14 09:22

Lieutenant Colonels Christine Anderson and Stefan van Zyl will approach a high court if the army does not make a decision about their prosecution over the Gupta controversy soon.

Sandu goes to court over Gupta plane saga

2014-09-08 09:51

The SA National Defence Union plans to serve a notice on the SANDF that they will approach a high court for relief over the Gupta plane saga.

Guptagate fall guy gets plum post

2014-08-17 10:21
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Former chief of state protocol Bruce Koloane, who took the fall for the Guptagate saga, has been rewarded with a diplomatic posting to a key European position.

'Not enough evidence' over Gupta landing

2014-05-28 13:37
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The SANDF has denied media reports about a second investigation into the landing of the Gupta family's private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, apparently because there was not enough evidence for a military court.

Guptagate colonel could be cleared

2014-03-23 14:00

Lieutenant-Colonel Christine Anderson – who allegedly allowed the Gupta’s chartered aircraft to land at Waterkloof Airforce Base - could have charges against her withdrawn, says a report.

Zuma denies Guptagate involvement

2013-11-06 19:05
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President Jacob Zuma has denied claims by SA National Defence Force officials that he was involved in the "Guptagate" scandal.

Guptagate soldiers face watered-down charges

2013-10-29 14:12

The SA National Defence Union says the charge sheet against soldiers involved the Guptagate saga has been "substantially watered down”.

Parliament should check Zuma out - DA

2013-10-15 20:54

Parliament should investigate President Jacob Zuma's alleged involvement in the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, the DA says.

Guptagate: Third time for No 1

2013-10-06 18:31
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Seven helicopters carrying Gupta family wedding guests were authorised to fly from Air Force Base Waterkloof because the "Indian delegation" was to meet "No 1" in Pilanesberg, North West, a report says.

Zuma urged to answer Guptagate allegations

2013-10-03 14:33
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President Jacob Zuma has been urged to answer fresh allegations that he was behind the irregular landing of a private chartered jet at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April.

Zuma was involved in Guptagate - air force official

2013-10-03 07:27
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President Jacob Zuma has been implicated in Gupta plane scandal, according to a sworn affidavit by a senior air force official that was published in a newspaper.

SANDF officers appear for Gupta landing

2013-09-13 14:45

Four members of the SA National Defence Force have been arraigned before a military court on charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Zuma may testify in 'Guptagate' hearing

2013-09-02 16:04

A Waterkloof Air Force Base officer plans to call President Jacob Zuma to testify in a military court on the Gupta plane landing scandal.

'Guptagate' probe welcomed

2013-08-28 19:05

Thuli Madonsela's decision to probe a complaint against the government task team, which probed the landing of a private jet by the politically connected Gupta family, has been welcomed.

Guptagate claims department head

2013-08-25 07:27
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Bruce Koloane, the chief of state protocol in the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, has pleaded guilty to all charges relating to his involvement in the Gupta jet plane landing scandal.

Madonsela 'assessing' Gupta complaint

2013-07-23 13:02

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is assessing a complaint about the landing of an aircraft chartered by the Gupta family at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, her office says.

Some Gupta-gate officials 'off the hook'

2013-07-14 12:04

Two months after the national outcry over the Gupta chartered jet saga, many of the officials suspended are being let off the hook, a report says.

Zuma defends friendship with Guptas

2013-06-20 08:41
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President Jacob Zuma has defended his relationship with the Gupta family, saying South Africans can befriend whoever they want.

Gupta cops plead guilty

2013-06-03 22:53

Eight of the 11 Tshwane metro police officers accused of providing unofficial security to Gupta wedding guests have pleaded guilty.

Gupta flight plan 'gobbledegook'

2013-05-30 10:03

The flight plan used by the Gupta family for the Waterkloof Air Force Base landing - FSSSZQZX FSSSYFYX FSSSFDPA FQBEZQZX FQBEYFYX FQBEFDPA FMMMZQZX - has left many confused.

ANC defends Jeff Radebe

2013-05-26 14:39

The ANC has criticised opposition parties which want Justice Minister Jeff Radebe chastised in Parliament about the timeframe in which the Guptagate report was released.

Zuma condemns abuse of name

2013-05-23 18:00
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President Jacob Zuma has condemned the practice of using his name and that of Cabinet Ministers to secure privileges or flout government procedures.

Waterkloof report flawed - Sandu

2013-05-23 13:14

Findings against a Waterkloof Air Force Base official in a report on the controversial landing of a privately chartered plane were defamatory, the SA National Defence Union says.

 

SMSes link Zuma to Guptagate - report

2015-01-21 08:54
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One of the military officers implicated in the so-called "Guptagate" landing claims to have SMS messages in which President Jacob Zuma's name apparently appears often.

'Guptagate cop' part of SAPS reshuffle

2015-01-20 13:10

The SA Police Service plans to redeploy one of the officials accused in the Guptagate controversy - Gauteng's deputy police commissioner Major General Phumza Gela - to the Free State.

No clarity on defence force notice in Gupta saga

2014-09-10 05:00

It was unclear whether the defence force had received a notice from military union Sandu demanding information about two of its members implicated in the Gupta wedding plane saga.

Guptas get Lesotho diplomatic passports

2014-08-25 08:48
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The prime minister of Lesotho has reportedly defended his decision to issue members of the Gupta family with diplomatic passports, saying he appointed them to market the country.

Madonsela to question Gupta plane team

2014-06-05 14:31

The task team that investigated the Gupta plane landing scandal will be subpoenaed to appear before a public protector hearing, Thuli Madonsela's office says.

SANDF denies 2nd Guptagate probe

2014-05-28 11:01

The SANDF has denied reports that a second investigation has been launched into the Gupta family's landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base last year.

Gupta ties tick off EFF, Cope

2014-01-29 22:04
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Two political parties have rejected invites to a newspaper's business breakfast briefing to discuss the IEC's readiness for the 2014 elections.

Guptagate soldiers await trial date

2013-10-29 21:50

The trial date of the South African National Defence Force members facing charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has yet to be set.

Guptagate decision due

2013-10-29 10:02

The fate of four SA National Defence Force officials implicated in the Guptagate scandal is expected to be revealed.

Gupta prelim probe sub judice - SANDF

2013-10-09 23:04

The SANDF says that sharing information about a military tribunal's preliminary probe into the landing of private jet at Waterkloof Air Force Base is against the law.

Guptagate officials wait to hear their fate

2013-10-05 14:47

Four SANDF officials implicated in the Guptagate scandal will know their fate by the end of the month, the SA National Defence Union says.

Presidency denies Zuma Guptagate claims

2013-10-03 10:11
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The presidency says allegations that President Jacob Zuma was involved in the "Guptagate" scandal are not based on fact, but based on hearsay.

Soldiers charged over Gupta landing

2013-09-13 14:45

Four members of the SA National Defence Force have been charged before a military court on charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Trio in court for 'Guptagate'

2013-09-13 08:07

Three people charged with the controversial landing of a charter flight for the Gupta family will appear in the Military Court in Pretoria.

3 in military court over 'Guptagate'

2013-09-01 15:29

Three people have appeared in court charged with the controversial landing of a charter flight for the Gupta family, the SANDF says.

Madonsela to probe Waterkloof team

2013-08-28 17:01

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate a complaint against the task team appointed to probe the Gupta plane landing scandal.

Madonsela asked to probe Guptagate board

2013-07-26 08:49

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been asked to probe the conduct of the ministerially-appointed board which was appointed to investigate the Gupta plane scandal.

Gupta ANC charges dropped - report

2013-07-14 14:00
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Atul Gupta has welcomed the decision by the ANC to “drop” disciplinary charges against him, a report says.

Gupta officers paid overtime

2013-07-06 14:15
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A total of 62 police officers were paid overtime for their work during the Gupta wedding.

Mayor accepts 'Gupta slur' apology

2013-06-05 08:22

The mayor of Newcastle has accepted an apology from a traffic officer who called him a “Gupta”, and says he intends dropping charges against him.

Guptas linked to huge state-owned farm

2013-05-31 08:57
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A multi-million rand state-funded dairy farm in the Free State reportedly has links to the controversial Gupta family, although they have denied it.

Sars to tighten control at Waterkloof

2013-05-28 09:44

Sars plans to tighten controls at all ports of entry following an incident where a private jet carrying guests for the Gupta wedding landed without following proper channels.

Avoid repeat of Waterkloof incident - SACP

2013-05-23 21:36

The SA Communist Party has urged the state to avoid a repeat of the landing of a private jet at the Waterkloof Air Base, it says.

DA wants independent Waterkloof probe

2013-05-23 14:22
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The Democratic Alliance has called for an independent investigation into the clearance for a private plane to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Gupta jet: Agang blames politicians

2013-05-23 11:49

Public servants should not be scapegoats for the politicians who were responsible for the clearance of a privately chartered plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base, Agang SA says.

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