People march with a cut-out poster of Atul Gupta through Cape Town in April 2017, calling on South African President Jacob Zuma to step down. Photo: AFP
People march with a cut-out poster of Atul Gupta through Cape Town in April 2017, calling on South African President Jacob Zuma to step down. Photo: AFP

Gupta brothers accused of defrauding South Africa arrested in UAE

  • Rajesh and Atul Gupta, allegedly the kingpins behind the theft of US$32 billion from state companies, were detained by United Arab Emirates authorities
  • A graft inquiry detailed close links between the brothers and ex-president Zuma, with witnesses saying they jointly decided who was appointed to the cabinet

People march with a cut-out poster of Atul Gupta through Cape Town in April 2017, calling on South African President Jacob Zuma to step down. Photo: AFP
People march with a cut-out poster of Atul Gupta through Cape Town in April 2017, calling on South African President Jacob Zuma to step down. Photo: AFP
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