US Gupta sanctions leave Justice Minister defending SA's position

US Gupta sanctions leave Justice Minister defending SA's position

- Justice Minister Ronald Lamola insists that authorities are utiliting every available avenue to take the Guptas on

- This comes after the South African government got a lashing over their apparent inaction over allegations of corruption

- The US government has implemented sanctions against the notorious family, leaving locals wondering what the hold up was

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Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says that South Africa has approached countries, including India and Dubai, in a bid to place sanctions against the Guptas.

Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that, while it was welcomed, America's decision to ban citizens from doing business with the questionable characters has left local authorities red-faced.

The Democratic Alliance's Natasha Mazzone had slammed President Cyril Ramaphosa over his failure to action what the United States has achieved in a way shorter timeframe, and with considerably less funding.

READ ALSO: Mazzone slams Ramaphosa over Guptas: US took action while SA looked on

Speaking to eNCA, Lamola was left justifying what appears to be a slow-paced race to hold the infamous family accountable:

"Some of the prescripts that the US has used for example is the executive order which we do not have in SA. So hence we have taken the route of investigations and through various commissions of inquiry which is to act. You know they were expected to appear before the commission. We are in the process of help to ensure that they are able to come and respond."

The Minister says that the government is expecting positive responses from the countries they have approached for assistance.

Welcoming the sanctions imposed by America, Lamola is adamant that South Africa is doing the best that it can within the framework of the nation's laws.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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