Sep 30, 2022

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ActionSA appoints legal team to monitor Gupta arrest proceedings

ActionSA has appointed legal representatives to oversee the proceedings following the arrest of the Gupta brothers.

The Gupta brothers Atul and Rajesh, accused of state arrest, were arrested in Dubai on Saturday, after Interpol reported in February Red Notices issued for them.

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba welcomed the arrests. say it is good news for the people of SA.

“We are celebrating after many months of publicizing this issue.

“We remain optimistic that the arrests will result in the extradition of the Gupta brothers, the extraction of further evidence against others involved in the state’s capture, the detention of all those involved, and the confiscation of assets to recoup losses to our country,” Mashaba said /p>

He said legal teams have been tasked to oversee every step of the process

“We have seen time and time again how government leaders did what was right for the ANC and not for the people of ANC SA. We have also seen a tendency to treat criminal justice matters as internal affairs of the ANC,” he said.

“For that reason, we will combine our welcome to this news with a commitment to all South Africans that we respect these proceedings very much will be closely monitored.”

He said that if the policy of the ANC should interfere with the judiciary on this matter, ActionSA would be the first to approach the courts to seize the organs State responsible.

“The arrest of the Guptas is news that needs to be celebrated in a country that has had little to celebrate in terms of government capture. The years and billions spent investigating state arrests must be given meaning and value through appropriate actions that are fair to the people of SA,” Mashaba said.

Prosecutors also welcomed the arrests and said it hopes this is the start of arrests and prosecutions of those who have looted the country at home and abroad for years.

The party said it will monitor the matter closely.

“Prosecutors have read the confirmation from the Department of Justice and we look forward to further information regarding the arrests and the post-arrest process. It is of the utmost importance that there is transparency on this matter.

“As President Cyril Ramaphosa faces serious questions about the suspected theft of millions from his Limpopo farm, it is essential that our law enforcement agencies remain impartial and are thorough.”

TimesLIVE conducted a poll asking readers if they would celebrate the arrests.

Most (73%) said they would celebrate when they see the brothers in prison.

22% said it was a good day fighting the state takeover and 5% said it was a distraction.

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