Most South Africans are alleging that the controversial rich Gupta family has captured the state. Citing Thuli Madonsela’s State capture report which implicated some SA politicians and office holders to be in business with the family.
Atul Gupta found himself on the firing line on Facebook after sharing his thoughts on the recent abductions and killings of women that have gripped the country.
His picture has been circulating on Facebook showing him apparently extending his right hand towards the camera with “stop killing our sisters” written on it.
South Africa has responded by asking him to stop capturing its economy.
Some are making hilarious jokes about the post, saying “The President has spoken”.
An innocent plea for the safety of South African women from Atul Gupta soon turned into insults from Facebook users.
The Gupta family migrated from India in 1993. They have interests in computers, energy, air travel, mining and media.
Sunday Times ranked Atul Gupta richest “black man” in South Africa.
Some South Africans are saying that Atul had no right to comment on South African issues when he was busy “stealing our money”.
Though some said he was right in what he did and he was supporting a worthy cause, they were bothered by his smile, which seemed quite out of keeping with the serious and disturbing nature of the topic.
Users asked if he thought the killing of women was funny.
“Who are his sisters?” some have also asked.
These were some of the comments on the post:
“Stop stealing our money.”
“What a powerful message from the presidency.”
“So why a smiley face?”
“Maybe they will stop as the President has spoken.”
“Stop Looting Our Country.”
“He doesn’t take this issue we facing seriously it’s a joke to him.”
“Stop killing our Country.”
“I didn’t know that Indian girls were also being killed.”
“GUPTA …. So and then why sucker .. smiling .. When things are so tragic … You know what that say …hey ..it’s not what you say is how you say it..!! It’s like saying I’m sorry while you chuckling.”
“State of the Nation address right there.”