The Guptas, SA’s first family

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Jacob Zuma and Ajay Gupta at a gala dinner at the Gupta home in June 2005
Jacob Zuma and Ajay Gupta at a gala dinner at the Gupta home in June 2005

As SA sinks under the capture of the state by private interests, which has become a hallmark of the Zuma years, there is one name on everyone’s lips

Spotting and identifying visitors to the Gupta home has become a pastime for residents of the posh Joburg suburb of Saxonwold.

Residents often drive up the road or reroute their regular walks and jogs so they can spot which influential individual is popping by for a meal and to receive instructions from South Africa’s most influential family.

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