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South Africa: More arrests after raids on home of Guptas

Investigation: Police close off roads around the home of the Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 14

By: Rithika Siddhartha

SOUTH Africa’s elite Hawks police unit has arrested eight people so far in its investigations into high-level influence-peddling centering around the Indian-born Gupta family, wealthy friends of ousted president Jacob Zuma, a statement said. Two other suspects were still at large in South Africa, it said, while another three – two of whom were described as “of Indian nativity” – were outside the country. Police were asking for assistance in executing the arrest warrants, it added. Zuma and the three Gupta brothers have denied any wrongdoing. Zuma resigned as president of South Africa yesterday (14), reluctantly heeding orders by the…

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