Ajay Gupta refuses to return to SA, offers to give testimony via video

Ajay Gupta refuses to return to SA, offers to give testimony via video

The State Capture inquiry began a while ago, but it won't be able to have Ajay Gupta on the stand- well, at least not in person.

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The controversial Gupta brother is reportedly not willing to return to South Africa for the import trial, but that does not mean he would not testify at all.

According to News24, Ajay agreed to give a testimony via video link from Dubai. Briefly.co.za learned the Gupta brother's request to give his testimony via video was because he mistrusts the NPA and SA police.

However, Ajay requested the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses and therefore the evidence leaders would prefer he appeared in court in person.

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Meanwhile, businesstech.co.za reported South Africa was warned against the Gupta family nine-years-ago, after the CIA flagged the Guptas’ suspicious activities in 2009.

The fact that South Africa was warned left former spy boss Gibson Njenje baffled after he found out the influence the Guptas had during Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffle just a year later.

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Njenje said the US wanted to know about the Guptas' interest in mining Uranium, and to whom they planned to sell it.

He said it resulted in a probe into the controversial family, during which they discovered exactly what the Guptas were up to.

However, Njenje's investigations into the Guptas led to him getting fired in 2011 by then security minister Siyabonga Cwele. According to Cwele, the probe into the Guptas' affairs was irregular.

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