Hawks to probe Gupta Sun City wedding

2017-08-30 12:29
The Hawks head offices. (Deaan Vivier, Gallo Images, Beeld)

The Hawks head offices. (Deaan Vivier, Gallo Images, Beeld)

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Cape Town - The Hawks have confirmed that they are probing whether the controversial Gupta family used public funds for a family wedding at Sun City in 2013. 

DA MP David Maynier said in a statement that acting Hawks head Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata told the standing committee on finance that "a team" was now investigating the charges laid against Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and Atul, Ajay, and Rajesh Gupta, among others. 

"This follows revelations that public funds, meant to assist the poor, were allegedly washed through a complex web of front companies, and used to pay for Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia’s wedding at Sun City in 2013," Maynier said. 

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24: "We are dealing with a lots of investigations and this must not be construed to a single case. It was direct question from the members of Parliament and our response was an emphatic yes but it talks to a broader investigation." 

More to follow.

- #GuptaLeaks site

Read more on:    hawks  |  david maynier  |  gupta family  |  gupta wedding  |  gupta emails  |  gupta leaks  |  corruption

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