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.

Guptagate fall guy gets plum post

2014-08-17 10:21

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

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allegedly allowed the Gupta’s chartered aircraft to land at Waterkloof Airforce Base - could have charges against her withdrawn, says a report.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

President Jacob Zuma has denied claims by SA National Defence Force officials that he was involved in the "Guptagate" scandal.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Gupta officers paid overtime

2013-07-06 14:15

A total of 62 police officers were paid overtime for their work during the Gupta wedding.

No power to the people

2013-06-03 08:25

The people have spoken but no one is listening, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Answers wanted on Free State's Indian pact

2013-05-21 20:31

Details should be given about a memorandum signed by the Free State government and the Uttar Pradesh government in India, the Democratic Alliance says.

Mantashe: Zuma doesn't have to explain

2013-05-20 14:16

President Jacob Zuma does not have to explain his ties to the Gupta family to the ANC, its secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Waterkloof probe damage control - DA

2013-05-19 22:19

The probe into the Waterkloof debacle was a crafted damage control exercise to protect President Jacob Zuma and members of his Cabinet from the political fallout, the DA says.

Gupta debate moved forward

2013-05-16 22:07

A Parliamentary debate on the unauthorised landing at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has been moved forward as the government's probe into the matter had been concluded, the African National Congress says.


Ministers of departments involved in the Gupta saga will meet on Wednesday to study a report by a task team of Directors-General.

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Gupta debate not about Zuma - ANC

2013-05-12 16:19

The ANC chief whip has accused the DA of wanting to make President Jacob Zuma the main focus of an upcoming parliamentary debate about the Gupta family's use of the Waterkloof Air Force base.


The Tshwane metro suspended eight police officers on Friday for allegedly escorting and providing unofficial security to Gupta wedding guests from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Sun City. Watch.

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ANC agrees to Gupta debate in Parliament

2013-05-09 15:52

A debate on the use of Waterkloof Airforce Base by the Gupta family will be held in Parliament, the ANC says.

Gupta wedding coming to Top Billing

2013-05-08 12:16

Top Billing have announced they will be giving viewers an exclusive look into the lavish and controversial Gupta wedding held at Sun City resort.


Guptas cause no rift in ANC

2013-05-08 09:52

The ANC says the so-called Guptagate has not divided the party. This comes in the wake of the Gupta family having landed a private jet at the Waterkloof Air Force base - a National Key Point. Watch.

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Watch this interview to see how the Gupta plane breached several aviation laws and caused delays for aircraft waiting to take off and land at OR Tambo International.

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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.

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.

FF Plus backs call for Zuma impeachment

2014-03-19 19:43

The Freedom Front Plus has lent support to possible impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma.

Gupta, Zuma mine illegal - report

2013-11-03 11:04

A rogue mining operation linked to Duduzane Zuma, President Jacob Zuma’s son, and the Gupta family, has been operating illegally for the past three years and national government seems to have simply turned a blind eye.

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”.

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.

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 '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.

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.

Gupta jet report released

2013-05-22 15:42

The full report on the controversial landing of a privately chartered plane at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has been released.


ANC NEC addresses Guptagate

2013-05-20 15:32

ANC spokesperson Gwede Mantashe said the ruling party's National Executive Committee was satisfied with the report they received on the Gupta scandal. Watch.

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The President and several ministers have been cleared of involvement in the Gupta plane landing at the Waterkloof Airforce base.

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'Guptagate' may be raised at ANC meet

2013-05-17 22:14

The debacle around the alleged unauthorised landing of a private chartered jet at Waterkloof Air Force Base may be discussed at the ANC’s national executive committee meeting underway in Pretoria.


Ministers are still not ready to reveal what their investigation has uncovered but they have now confirmed that they will make the findings public. Watch.

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SA not a banana republic - Cwele

2013-05-14 22:09

South Africa is not a "banana republic" where planes are allowed to land illegally, State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele says.

Magashule must explain power abuse - DA

2013-05-10 20:12

Free State Premier Ace Magashule must explain the alleged abuse of power used to secure permission for a privately-chartered Gupta family plane to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base, the DA says.

ANC rift does not exist, Duarte insists

2013-05-09 20:16

There is no rift between ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and President Jacob Zuma over the recent Gupta aircraft saga, Mantashe's deputy Jessie Duarte has said.

DA wants Zuma at Parly debate on Gupta

2013-05-09 12:52

The Democratic Alliance has asked that President Jacob Zuma be present at a debate on the use of Waterkloof Airforce Base by the Gupta family, chief whip Watty Watson says.

KZN mayor complains of 'Gupta slur'

2013-05-08 10:18

Newcastle Mayor Afzul Rehman has laid a complaint against a traffic official for calling him a "Gupta".

Gupta landing permission sent to depts

2013-05-08 08:42

Copies of an SA Air Force document granting the Gupta jet permission to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base were sent to various departments weeks before, a report says.

Gupta plane affected OR Tambo flights

2013-05-08 07:43

New information has revealed that the Gupta aircraft seemed to perform a sightseeing flight over Pretoria before its controversial landing at Waterkloof, affecting OR Tambo flights in the process.

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