NPA: Extradition of Gupta bothers 'on track'

NPA: Extradition of Gupta bothers 'on track'

The National Prosecuting Authority says everything remains on track for it to extradite the Gupta brothers so they are able to face the music in South Africa.

Oops...Gupta brother remain behind bars with no escape in sights
Oops...Gupta brother remain behind bars with no escape in sights/ @Chalale301 Twitter

Atul and Rajesh were arrested in Dubai on 6 June by the United Arab Emirates authorities on an Interpol ‘red notice’.

The arrests came after the report by the commission of inquiry into state capture fingered the two in the massive plundering of state institutions during former president Jacob Zuma's era.

In a statement on Wednesday, NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said they are on track to finalise the extradition process.

"The NPA has already submitted the requests for provisional arrest warrants through the appropriate channels, which was a formality that needed to be complied with. In terms of the extradition treaty between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. South Africa has 60 days from the date of arrest to submit the formal extradition application. The NPA is on track to finalise this process.

"However, we note with concern the widespread misinformation and speculation about how the NPA and its leadership is handling this complex legal process. The NPA appeals to all South Africans to allow it, and all other stakeholders officially mandated to manage this process, to do so in a manner that will let justice prevail."


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