Metro police to brief media on Guptas

2013-05-10 08:44

The Tshwane metro police will brief media on the alleged involvement of some of its officers in escorting Gupta wedding guests from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Sun City.

Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said on Tuesday the metro police had issued intention-to-suspend letters to nine officers.

He said the metro police did not receive a request to help at the Gupta wedding. Therefore no instructions were issued to officers to provide security.

“Officials who assisted went of their own accord and in their own capacity,” said Mahamba.

He said two of the implicated officers arrested last week appeared in court on Friday. The charges against them were withdrawn.

The officers allegedly fitted blue lights and false number plates to their private vehicles to escort guests to the Gupta family wedding in Sun City, North West.

A senior police officer, three air force officers, and the chief of state protocol were suspended for their alleged part in the unauthorised landing of a jet chartered by the Gupta family at the military base.

Some of the officers allegedly carried their service weapons while performing private duties, in contravention of the Firearms Control Act.

The jet chartered by the Gupta family made an unauthorised landing at the Waterkloof Air Force Base – a national key point – last Tuesday.

It was carrying guests to the wedding of Vega Gupta (23) to Indian-born Aakash Jahajgarhia. The Guptas own The New Age newspaper and Sahara Computers.

The jet was moved off the base last Thursday, amid widespread criticism.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.