Sources say 2 Gupta brothers arrested after Hawks raid Gupta residence

Sources say 2 Gupta brothers arrested after Hawks raid Gupta residence

- Sources allege 2 of the Gupta brothers have been arrested and say President Zuma’s son Duduzane could be arrested later today

- The Hawks carried out an early morning raid on the Gupta family home in Saxonwold on Wednesday morning

- The elite crime-fighting unit confirmed the raid, but refused to give details on the nature of the raid, saying only an official statement would be issued during the day

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The Hawks swooped in on the Gupta family home in Saxonwold, Johannesburg in the early hours of Wednesday morning to enact an official raid.

Various sources claim two of the Gupta brothers have been arrested by Hawks officials, although these reports have neither been confirmed nor denied by official sources.

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Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the raid had taken place, but he refused to divulge any details about the raid. He said the Hawks would issue an official statement during the course of the day.

"We can confirm that we are having an operation in Saxonwold, at the Gupta family compound, where our members are currently busy. We do not want to divulge more as to what is transpiring there due to the sensitivity of the operation," he said.

Briefly.co.za discovered that sources have indicated that the Hawks will move to arrest President Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma at some point today.

The Gupta family are the central figures in the ongoing state capture probe in which they allegedly used undue influence to secure lucrative government contracts and tenders.

The family has a close (and allegedly corrupt) relationship with the Zuma family.

The normally quiet Saxonwold Drive was a hive of activity this morning with official Hawks vehicles, blue light patrols blocking off the entrance to the Gupta property.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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