- Tshepiso Magashule, son of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule, has been evicted from a home owned by the Guptas
- Business rescue practitioners have been selling off Gupta-owned properties, resulting in a battle to evict Tshepiso
- The R3 million Saxonwold property was used by Magashule Jnr as his residential address
Tshepiso Magashule, the 36-year-old son of ANC veteran Ace Magashule, has been evicted from a Gupta-owned Saxonwold property.
Mail & Guardian reports that business rescue practitioners have been selling the properties and had been forced to evict Magashule from the property after much resistance.
Tshepiso allegedly left behind his bull terrier, which neighbours had been feeding to ward off starvation.
A practitioner dealing with the Gupta's assets, Bouwer van Niekerk, revealed that the biggest issue they faced was evicting occupants in the houses, with Tshepiso being one of them.
The Guptas had reportedly been resisting the sale of their assents, with Van Niekerk commenting:
“They [Gupta associates] are raising what we believe are frivolous issues regarding the sale of these properties and many of them have occupants there. Until very recently one of the properties was occupied by [Tshepiso] Magashule. It became clear … that the business practitioners are not there to do the Guptas’ bidding and it appears to have upset them mightily."
City Press reported back in 2011 that Tshepiso had a close relationship with the notorious group, using one of the family's luxury vehicles.
At the time, Ace Magashule's spokesperson, Wisani Ngobeni, had brushed off the report, putting it forward that his son had been working for Mabengela Investments.
The company was owned by Duduzane Zuma and Tony Gupta, with Tshepiso reportedly earning R90 000 a month.
Briefly.co.za reported that Free State Economic Development MEC, Mxolisi Dukwana, had implicated Ace Magashule in corrupt dealings with the family at the State Capture Inquiry.
The United States has joined the fightback against the family, placing sanctions against them and their known associates.
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