Indian businessmen Ajay Gupta. South African authorities have cancelled an arrest warrant for the controversial businessman. Indian businessmen Ajay Gupta. South African authorities have cancelled an arrest warrant for the controversial businessman. AFP

South Africa withdraws arrest warrant for Zuma's friend Ajay Gupta - police

Feb 16, 2019

South Africa has provisionally withdrawn an arrest warrant for Ajay Gupta, a businessman and friend of former president Jacob Zuma, in a corruption case, police said.

The case against Gupta relates to allegations made by former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, who said that a member of the Gupta family offered him the job of finance minister and a large bribe if Jonas would help the Gupta family with its business ventures in South Africa.

The Guptas have denied any wrongdoing.

“The warrant for Ajay Gupta was provisionally withdrawn,” said Hangwani Mulaudzi, a spokesman for the Hawks police unit. “But it can be reinstated.”

 

- Reuters

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