Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

South Africa: Police raid Gupta family home

Latest news

    President Zuma was asked by the ruling African National Congress to step down as head of state this week [FILE: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters]

    An elite South African police unit has sealed off roads around the home of businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg, a Reuters witness said.

    Police spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi was not immediately available for comment, but the state broadcaster quoted him as saying police were there as part of a raid.

    The broadcaster, SABC, added that two people were arrested in the early morning raid.

    Members of the Gupta family are accused by the country’s anti-corruption watchdog of using their friendship with Zuma to amass wealth. Both the Guptas and Zuma deny any wrongdoing.

    Zuma was asked by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to step down as head of state this week.

    View the original article:

    Officials said that Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to the order from the ruling party. Zuma’s nine years in office has been dogged by scandals and a stagnant economy.

    In the same category are

    Reports: Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54 Reports said Sridevi died in Dubai while attending a family wedding Sridevi, one of India's most celebrated actresses, has died according to multip...
    UN holds vote on Syria ceasefire as death toll climbs to 500 'More than 470 people' have been killed in the Damascus suburb since Sunday As the death toll in Syria's Eastern Ghouta surpasses 470, a UN Securit...
    China: New US sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea Trump said the sanctions are the 'heaviest ever' against North Korea China has demanded the US reverse its decision to impose fresh sanctions on No...
    Has Boko Haram been defeated? Dozens of schoolgirls are still unaccounted for days after suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked their school in northeast Nigeria. As many as 111 gi...
    UN Security Council votes in favour of 30-day Syria ceasefire The UN Security Council has voted in favour of a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The unanimously approved resolution, drafted by S...
    ISIL claims deadly suicide car bombings in Yemen’s Aden Dozens of people have been killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, witnesses and local medics say. Sat...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *