The Economic Freedom Fighters on Sunday opened a criminal case against the Gupta family and their company directors after “suspicious” transactions were revealed in a court application by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
EFF spokesperson Fana Mokoena said their case was based on prima facie evidence in Gordhan’s affidavit, part of his application to the High Court in Pretoria on Friday.
His affidavit contained 72 transactions worth R6.8bn that were listed as “suspicious” by the Financial Intelligence Centre because there had been “no apparent business or lawful purpose” for the transfers.
Mokoena claimed this amount was just the tip of the iceberg.
The party believed the family and their businesses were involved in “money laundering, racketeering and gross corruption”.
Mokoena said they would go to the Rosebank police station in Johannesburg at 12:00.
There they would open a case against Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta and all their company directors, “including Duduzane Zuma, who’s Jacob Zuma’s proxy in Gupta businesses”.
The EFF believed that a thorough criminal investigation was needed.
Mokoena said this should be defined by the cooperation of the banks, the FIC, the Treasury and other parties.
The party took to twitter to upload the charges they laid.
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