Breaking: Ajay Gupta no longer a fugitive, arrest warrant cancelled

Breaking: Ajay Gupta no longer a fugitive, arrest warrant cancelled

- The warrant out for Ajay Gupta's arrest has been cancelled

- This is the result of the provisional withdrawal of the charges against Duduzane Zuma

- Gupta and Zuma allegedly attempted to bribe Mcebisi Jonas

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Ajay Gupta is no longer a fugitive from South African justice.

This comes as the warrant out for his arrest has reportedly been canceled.

Gupta was wanted for his role in extensive corruption and state capture, which allegedly saw hundreds of millions of rands looted from government coffers.

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A spokesperson for the Hawks has said that the warrant was canceled as a result of charges being dropped against Duduzane Zuma.

Mcebisi Jonas, the ex-deputy finance minster, had alleged that Zuma and Gupta offered him a bribe while Jacob Zuma was still in office. Jonas claims they offered him R600 million and said they would install him as the new minister of finance.

The NPA said it was dropping the charges against Zuma because Jonas's testimony before the Zondo Commission was not yet complete.

However, the Hawks have stated that investigations into Gupta-linked corruption will continue.

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Gupta's lawyer confirmed that his warrant had been canceled, but did not provide more details. Previously, Gupta had denied being a fugitive from South Africa, even as SARS raided the Guptas' property in Saxonwold.

He has also declined to return to the country to testify before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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