Duduzane Zuma: 10 facts support the manhunt for the corrupt businessman

Duduzane Zuma: 10 facts support the manhunt for the corrupt businessman

Duduzane Zuma's whereabouts are still unknown following raids conducted by the Hawks on his Saxonwold mansion on February 15, 2018.

Duduzane, along with Atul Gupta, are sought by the Hawks following allegations of corruption and state capture.

Briefly.co.za presents 10 facts which justify the necessity of the manhunt for Duduzane Zuma so that he can answer to charges in court:

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1. Duduzane was the director of Oakbay Investments and Oakbay Resources and Energy in association with the Gupta brothers: Ajay, Atul, Chetali, Arti, Verun and Rajesh. He cited political attacks as the reason for his resignation.

2. Duduzane was the director of Tegeta Resources & Energy, as well as Shiva Uranium, and nine other companies. According to eNCA news, he has since sold his shares in the businesses.

3. He claimed in an open letter, that Pravin Gordhan misused his power as former Finance Minister to close Duduzane's business bank accounts.

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4. According to Fin24, Duduzane pledged to donate his shares of the Oakbay media companies ANN7 and The New Age to the South African Youth Development Programme.

5. Mcebisi Jonas was allegedly offered a bribe by the Gupta brothers, a claim Duduzane refuted in an interview with the BBC.

6. There are allegations that Duduzane was involved in the state capture of Public Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) with the tender meant to be given to the Chinese.

7. Reports suggest that he has benefited from his association with the Guptas, and known associates of Duduzane have been seen in India recently.

8. The Democratic Alliance has demanded that the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture work urgently and probe the allegations of state capture, lodged against Jacob Zuma, Duduzane, and the Gupta brothers.

9. The Hawks are looking for Duduzane in connection with his alleged role in the fraud scandal at the Estina Dairy Farm in Vrede in the Free State. The project was meant to invest R220 million in upliftment programmes for poor farmers.

10. It is understood that Duduzane is a director of a Gupta company called Westdawn Investments, which is also allegedly guilty of drawing money from the farm project.

A number of politicians and business people have been accused of gaining millions of rands from the project that was earmarked for emerging black farmers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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