The rich controversial Gupta family who migrated from India in 1993 has come under intense public scrutiny since the leaking of thousands of their business emails to the media this week.

Some South Africans are alleging that the Gupta family has captured the state.

The Gupta family has left South Africa – but apparently only for a few days.

Flight Tracker indicates that they took off in their aircraft‚ ZS-OAK – a Bombardier Global jet – on Thursday evening from Lanseria and flew to Saharanpur in India where they landed early on Friday morning.

Saharanpur is where the family originates from and from where they began to build their global business empire.

Gert van der Merwe‚ family spokesperson said on Sunday that they had left for India to attend a religious ceremony.

Van der Merwe said the family were due to return home sometime later this week‚ but did not provide details on when.

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