OUTA goes after the big names in state capture saga

OUTA goes after the big names in state capture saga

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, OUTA, has now also laid criminal charges against the Gupta brothers and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane.

Guptas intend to sell SA family business shares
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The charges relate to allegations of state capture and include treason, racketeering, extortion, fraud and forgery.

OUTA's Ben Theron says the three brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh 'Tony' Gupta, as well as Duduzane Zuma are "at the heart of state capture".

The organisation has laid similar charges against highly placed officials in the past weeks including the minister of Public Service and Administration and the Mineral Resources minister.

"Ultimately it does not help us going after the corruptees, you must go after the corrupter as well," says Theron.

Zuma has close business ties with the Gupta family and OUTA believes together they benefited through "illegitimate deals" with the help of a number of state officials.

A number of officials have as a result been implicated in OUTA's latest affidavit.

The names on the list include various ministers, including Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. 

Former Eskom board members Ben Ngubane and Collin Matjila are also on the list along with former Eskom executives Brian Molefe and Anoj Singh.

Theron says OUTA will open more cases in the coming weeks.

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