Ajay Gupta is no longer on South Africa’s most wanted fugitives list

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Don’t be surprised to see Ajay Gupta lazing on a Cape Town beach in the future.

The controversial businessmen and one of the brothers involved in state capture, bribery and corruption allegations, is no longer a wanted man in South Africa.

The Gupta brothers’ wanted level increased in August last year, when former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas revealed that he was offered a R600-million bribe to become the new finance minister in a meeting organised by former President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma.

However, on Thursday, the National Prosecuting Authority announced that Ajay Gupta’s warrant for arrest has been revoked.

The news ends a long search for Ajay Gupta, with a number of celebrities “sponsoring” the search back in February 2018.

In the midst of the Zondo Commission, Eskom load shedding, and the weakening of the rand, the news did not improve South Africans’ mood much.

Twitter lamented South Africa’s justice system, suggesting that “crime” and “corruption pays”.

Well, at least there’s no load shedding today, right, South Africa?

Feature image: etereuti via Pixabay

Andy Walker, former editor


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