Full statement – Atul Gupta responds to racist insult on Newcastle mayor

2013-05-08 09:43

Newcastle mayor Afzul Rehman has laid a complaint against a traffic official for calling him a “Gupta”. Atul Gupta responds on behalf of the Gupta family.

Statement by Atul Gupta on behalf of the Family : 08/05/2013

In response to racist insults on Newcastle mayor.

As a family, we settled in South Africa in 1993 to assist in any way we could with transforming this beautiful country. We are really saddened by the racism and xenophobia driving the current debates. I took SA citizenship, and I remain committed to helping to non-racialism and empowering those who were previously disempowered both politically and economically.

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