The Guptas at the voting station in Saxonwold, Johannesburg. (Supplied, Netwerk24)
Johannesburg – The Gupta family also voted on Wednesday – in typical Gupta style, arriving in three luxury vehicles with three bodyguards in tow at the voting station in Saxonwold.
A Netwerk24 user who also voted at Saxonwold Primary said most of them wore ANC T-shirts. “They were a group of about ten people and arrived at 12:00 in three black SUVs and a black Mini Cooper.”
One of their security staff arrived first to scan the venue.
When the first SUV pulled up, a police officer shouted: “Ooh! Here come the Guptas!”
“At first, I didn’t understand what he meant, but then I saw the huge vehicles pull up,” the reader told Netwerk24.
When they got out, they looked like “regular people” dressed in track suit pants, jeans, T-shirts and flip flops.
The three guards accompanied them to the voting station.
“They were greeted by the ANC ward councillor and other ANC members shook their hands. They had a nice chat.”
The reader said they were not given any special treatment by IEC staff. “They had to queue like everyone else.”
After voting, they re-joined the ANC members, and one of them shouted “Amandla” before they left.
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